Banning Retrospective Planning Applicatiopns

There have been many cases of abuse of the planning laws by people who develop a site without having applied to do so and who are then allowed to submit a retrospective application to the local authority. Almost everyone knows that planning laws exist yet some deliberately proceed with development knowing that they can get away with it. I suggest that the ability to apply retrospectively for such permission should be abolished and that those who abuse the planning laws should be summarily prosecuted for so doing. I further suggest that the Planning Inspectorate quango be abolished and that decisions on planning matters be made to sole prerogative of local authorities. The Planning Inspectorate has little knowledge about such sites and yet are empowered to overturn the decisions of local authorities who are in a far better position to judge whether a particular development plan is acceptable in their area.

Why is this idea important?

There have been many cases of abuse of the planning laws by people who develop a site without having applied to do so and who are then allowed to submit a retrospective application to the local authority. Almost everyone knows that planning laws exist yet some deliberately proceed with development knowing that they can get away with it. I suggest that the ability to apply retrospectively for such permission should be abolished and that those who abuse the planning laws should be summarily prosecuted for so doing. I further suggest that the Planning Inspectorate quango be abolished and that decisions on planning matters be made to sole prerogative of local authorities. The Planning Inspectorate has little knowledge about such sites and yet are empowered to overturn the decisions of local authorities who are in a far better position to judge whether a particular development plan is acceptable in their area.

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PROPOSAL

Repeal the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisement) Regulations, the roadside advertisement provisions of the Highways Act and teh Clean Neighbourhood and Environment Act.

REASON

This is the most universal form of civil disobedience and criminal negligence carried out across Britain today.  It is ignored by the tens of thousands of perpetrators and beneficiaries,

It is also actively and negligently disregarded and tacitly accepted by all the Government Agencies from the Planning Officers, Environmental Health Officers, Highways Inspectors and others charged with control and enforcement. 

 

Why is this idea important?

PROPOSAL

Repeal the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisement) Regulations, the roadside advertisement provisions of the Highways Act and teh Clean Neighbourhood and Environment Act.

REASON

This is the most universal form of civil disobedience and criminal negligence carried out across Britain today.  It is ignored by the tens of thousands of perpetrators and beneficiaries,

It is also actively and negligently disregarded and tacitly accepted by all the Government Agencies from the Planning Officers, Environmental Health Officers, Highways Inspectors and others charged with control and enforcement. 

 

End Planning regulations in your own garden.

I have just built a Pergola in my back garden.

Unless i move the Pergola two meters from my boundery fence, I am now informed that I need planning permission costing £150 and I need to get plans drawn up and submitted.

How rediculous is that?

We should be free from local council interferrence as to what we can do in our own gardens.

Why is this idea important?

I have just built a Pergola in my back garden.

Unless i move the Pergola two meters from my boundery fence, I am now informed that I need planning permission costing £150 and I need to get plans drawn up and submitted.

How rediculous is that?

We should be free from local council interferrence as to what we can do in our own gardens.

Prevent the invasion of Green Belt land by Gypsies & Travellers using Retrospective Planning Applications

As the law currently stands, gypsies & travellers can buy any piece of green belt grazing pasture they like, submit a retrospective planning application (five minutes before the local council closes for a bank holiday weekend) and then move in immediately with earth-moving equipment and hundreds of tons of hardcore, destroying anything in sight so it is too late to evict them.

The law needs to be changed to prevent what is fast becoming a regular bank holiday occurrence, so that no implicit residential status or validity is granted to either the owners or those who make it onto the land, until such point as a planning application is fully approved and any legal processes are completed. Any attempt to modify the land for residential purposes prior to completion should imply mandatory rejection of the appliction.

Why is this idea important?

As the law currently stands, gypsies & travellers can buy any piece of green belt grazing pasture they like, submit a retrospective planning application (five minutes before the local council closes for a bank holiday weekend) and then move in immediately with earth-moving equipment and hundreds of tons of hardcore, destroying anything in sight so it is too late to evict them.

The law needs to be changed to prevent what is fast becoming a regular bank holiday occurrence, so that no implicit residential status or validity is granted to either the owners or those who make it onto the land, until such point as a planning application is fully approved and any legal processes are completed. Any attempt to modify the land for residential purposes prior to completion should imply mandatory rejection of the appliction.