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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