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Appeals List

Meeting: 25/04/2019 - Planning Committee (Item 344)

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The Committee considered the report of the Head of Planning and Development setting out details of an appeal decision received since the last meeting.  It was noted that the appeal against the decision taken under delegated powers to refuse application 17/502997 (Maplehurst Paddock, Frittenden Road, Staplehurst) had been allowed with conditions and costs had been awarded against the Council.


Members were disappointed that the Council had lost another appeal, and it was suggested that the decision reflected a change in the approach of the Planning Inspectorate to appeals, and that this change was being repeated across other Councils in Kent.


It was also suggested that whilst there was a Key Performance Indicator relating to the number of appeals received, it might be more appropriate to measure the Council’s success at appeal.


RESOLVED:  That the report be noted.