Communities Secretary Rt. Hon James Brokenshire MP announced on Friday 22 June the appointment of Volterra founder Bridget Rosewell to chair the Independent Review into Planning Appeal Inquiries.
The review has been set up with the aim of reducing the time it takes to determine inquiries established to resolve disputed planning proposals, whilst ensuring quality decision making.
Commenting on her new role, Mrs Rosewell said: “The Planning Inspectorate’s role in arbitrating disputed planning applications is vital, but the current inquiry process is very drawn out. I’m thrilled to be appointed the Chair of this review and look forward to exploring the real solutions that could speed up and improve the process and give greater certainty to those with an interest in a development or who are affected by it.”
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