More than half of planning appeals reportedly upheld

OVER half of appeals lodged by developers against planning application rejections have reportedly been upheld, at Scottish Government level.

Reports the website, Scottish Housing News, a freedom of information request from political party, the Scottish Conservatives, came up with 158 appeals between 2022-23, with 80 upheld.

In the first instance, local authorities adjudicate on planning applications, with the option for applicants (only) to appeal a rejection to special, Scottish Government ‘reporters’.

The Scottish Housing News story (here) quotes a Scottish Government spokesperson, but not disputing the essential claim.

Meanwhile, the Edinburgh Evening News newspaper is reporting, here, that, in Edinburgh alone, there were 17 appeals during 2022-23, with eight upheld and nine rejected.

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