More powers: Community right of appeal

As we look back over five years of a coalition Government and ask ourselves what it has done for planning, NALC, CPRE and Civic Voice demonstrate why a community right of appeal should be on the new Government's agenda – and soon.

Just over a year into the coalition Government much fanfare greeted the 2011 Localism Act. Announced as part of the "Government's revolution to hand power back to local communities", the thrust of Localism was that communities should be able to be active participants in planning decisions and be given powers to decide what happens in their area.

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