NI councillors to rule on planning applications

Cruimh

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NI councillors to rule on planning applications

Edwin Poots said a planning bill would return control of planning to councils and would eventually mean councillors making most planning decisions. He added that the Planning Service would be abolished and staff absorbed into his department.
This I don't like - it's an open cheque book for corruption.

The penalty for abusing the system ? A five year ban from holding office ?


And Basil McCrae makes good points about local councillors vulnerability.
 


vinoboy

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it isa system that works in rest of UK and their are palnning review groups to ensure peoper scrutiny .Time Councilors did something practical with their time in Ni apart from empty bins ,bury dead and run leisure centres.
It is extending decentralised decision making and I am for it .
 


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