The organisation ‘Planning Democracy’ which campaigns for a fair and inclusive planning system in Scotland has launched a petition of the Government seeking the right of appeal for communities.

Under current planning rules, if a mine, power station or large-scale housing scheme is rejected, the developer can appeal the decision. If the same development is approved, the nearby community have no right to have the decision reviewed, no matter how good their arguments may be.

Hoping to restore balance in local planning for a fairer, more democratic planning system, Planning Democracy are currently promoting their petition and seeking signatories.

You can access the petition at:

To view the background information on the petition, please visit:

1 Comment

Stop the gravy train · September 16, 2014 at 6:37 pm

That petition seems to have already been lodged.

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