What did your MSP say about Equal Rights of Appeal?

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Did you send our draft letter to your MSP, if so we want to hear from you: what did your MSP say about Equal Rights of Appeal?

As you’ll no doubt be aware, we have been campaigning for the Scottish Government to review its policy on planning appeals in Scotland. Indeed we have submitted a petition to the Scottish Parliament’s petitions committee and recently gave evidence in support of our submission.

We want to establish an Equal Right of Appeal for communities – not just developers – in Scottish planning decisions.

And we’re not alone.

Last month we drafted a letter for you to send to your MSPs in support of this campaign and already many of you have contacted your local and regional MSPs to voice the concerns you share with us about the inequality of arms between developers and communities in the planning system.

If you have already sent this letter thank you, but please get in touch, we want to hear from you!

Did you get a response? If you did, what did your MSP say about Equal Rights of Appeal?

A few MSPs have shown sympathy for the arguments we have put forward, having heard similar concerns from their constituents as we have heard. Some have stated their support for a review of current appeal rights in the planning system or promised to take our suggestions into consideration.

This is all great news but we are very keen to hear more of the responses that you’ve been getting, and we need to keep piling on the pressure!

So please, if you have received a reply, let us know.

If you can e-mail us at info@planningdemocracy.co.uk and forward the response that you received we would be very grateful.

If you haven’t already sent this letter to your MSPs please do. It’ll only take a couple of minutes and the more pressure we put on parliament, the more chance we have of changing the planning system for the better.



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