Written Question on Planning Permission: Christchurch

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Date Title Questioner
6 Jul 2017, 9:22 a.m. Christopher Chope (Conservative - Christchurch) Christopher Chope (Conservative - Christchurch)

Question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government:

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the Planning Inspectorate plans to issue a start date for the appeals lodged by residents of Tall Trees Park, Matchams Lane, Christchurch in January 2017 against the Enforcement Notice of Christchurch Borough Council of 30 November 2016; and what the reasons are for the time taken to issue that start date.

Answered by Alok Sharma - Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The Lawful Development Certificate appeal was being dealt with through written representations, as requested by the appellant, and it proceeded to a site visit on 16 March 2017. Following the site visit the Inspector decided to change the procedure to an inquiry to enable evidence to be tested under oath and to link the appeal to the subsequently received enforcement appeals. We are working to resolve a number of complex issues on the enforcement appeals so that they can be started and linked as soon as possible.

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