Contributed By Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Ltd
It is usual for LPAs to notify any neighbouring properties of a new development project or major refurbishment. Notices would be displayed and the parish, town or community council are usually also notified. This enables third parties to provide their comments on the proposed planning permission. The LPA will then consider any minor changes to the planning permission in light of these comments. Third parties have the right to apply for judicial review of a LPA decision if it is considered that a decision has been reached unlawfully.