Friday, 17 October 2008

Planning Appeal Decision - Land west of Richmond Terrace

A busy day, on which I'll report over the weekend, but, having earlier today received the outcome of the Planning Appeal in relation to the land west of Richmond Terrace, this is yet another example of the Scottish Government Directorate of Planning and Environmental Appeals ("the Reporter") flying in the face of concerns about residential amenity and, indeed, showing a marked degree of inconsistency in decision-making.

This is the second application I have moved refusal on here and both bore great similarities in terms of the planning proposal. Both were opposed by a number of local residents and, whilst the first Appeal was refused, this one has been granted.

I have been amongst the most vocal of Dundee
councillors in expressing concern about the present appeals arrangements and this decision reinforces concern about the current system.