To consider the report of the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance, (copy enclosed).
The Committee considered the report of the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance informing Members of planning appeal performance on appeal decisions from October 2018 – March 2019.
The results of appeals by application decision type for the period were set out in the report along with details of any costs awarded / paid out.
It was noted that the adoption of the Local Development Plan had put the Council in a stronger position when defending appeals.
In response to a question the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance explained that Officers would always review appeal decisions and highlight any learning from them. However, he would reiterate this back to the service and ensure that it continued.
Members commented on the report and it was highlighted that further detail in respect of the number of applications considered by Committees would be useful by way of comparison. Members also requested details of the sites in relation to appeal decisions.
RESOLVED that the contents of the report be noted.