Consultation outcome

Statutory consultee performance and award of costs

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

Report summarising the key issues raised and providing a revised addendum to circular 03/09.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


Proposals to amend guidance on awards in appeals and other planning proceedings.


Consultation description

This consultation proposes to amend guidance in Circular 03/09: Costs Awards in Appeals and Other Planning Proceedings in relation to statutory consultees and their advice at appeal.

The government also announced clarifications to the guidance in relation to local councils and their development plan, and in relation to ensuring evidence submitted at appeal is manifestly accurate and truthful. The government is also requiring the 5 main statutory bodies to report on, and be accountable for their performance on dealing with planning applications as part of their individual Improvement Plans.

A summary of responses was published on 18 December 2012. The report above summarises the key issues raised and provides a revised addendum to circular 03/09.