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Planning Series Circular 5/2013: Schemes of Delegation and Local Reviews

Planning Series Circular 5/2013: Schemes of Delegation and Local Reviews

Friday, December 27, 2013

ISBN: 9781784121716

A Circular providing guidance on the the requirements on delegating decisions on planning applications for local development and the related review of decisions

Executive Summary

The guidance covers the requirement for planning authorities to have a scheme to delegate decisions on planning applications for local development to appointed officers for decision (instead of Planning Committees deciding smaller scale proposals).

Where applications for local development are so delegated, the applicant can seek a local review by the planning authority of the appointed officer's decision or failure to take a decision.

The circular describes the requirements on seeking a review, the information to be provided, the timesclses for seeking a review and the porcedures for considering a review.