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Local review procedures: Chief Planner letters

This letter clarifies the Scottish Government position on local review procedures. It is part of guidance on various aspects of the planning system, given in letters from Scotland's Chief Planner to planning authorities.

Local Review Procedures

The issue of whether, or not, reviews by Local Review Bodies (LRBs) should be conducted by means of a full consideration of the application afresh (De Novo), or whether they are solely a review of the appointed officer's decision has been raised regularly by delegates of the Local Review Body forum.

By way of clarification and in the interests of consistency, Annex A sets out the Scottish Government's position on this matter and confirms that the 'de novo' approach should be adopted in determining cases brought before LRBs.

I hope this information is helpful in setting out the Scottish Government's position on this particular matter.

Jim Mackinnon

Contact

Email: chief.planner@gov.scot

Telephone: 0131 244 7528

Post:
Area 2-H (South)
Planning and Architecture Division
The Scottish Government
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ

Published:
29 Jul 2011
Local review procedures: Chief Planner letters