DETR e-mail response - clarification of 58 PPG3 (Density)


Subject: Re: Plannning Policy Guidance Note 3 - interpretation of Paragraph 58

Date: 11/1/00 7:27:56 SA Eastern Standard Time

From: PLANNING_POLICIES@detr.gsi.gov.uk (PLANNING POLICIES)

To: TWYORKROAD@cs.com [ since 2002: TWYORKROAD@aol.com ]

I should explain that the Department is unable to comment on the details of a specific case which may formally come before the Secretary of State on appeal, or on the actions of a particular local planning authority. Successive Governments have decided that the day-to-day planning functions, such as formulating development plan policies, determining planning applications and enforcing planning control, are best carried out by the democratically elected local councils.

The interpretation of planning guidance notes is also ultimately a matter for the courts, and it would therefore also not be appropriate for me to comment on the wordings you have highlighted.

Paul Martin
PD1b

detr.gsi.gov.uk



DENSITY - cramming ? lifestyle ?
The high density development of Telephone House, Tunbridge Wells

The Telephone House Neighbours Association, Tunbridge Wells
The aims are to heighten peoples' awareness and concern for the controversial high density development on Telephone House site, Church Road / York Road, Tunbridge Wells.