Briefing on the Introduction of a Third Party Right of Appeal in Scotland
Friends of the Earth Scotland welcomes the Scottish Executive’s consultation on widening rights of appeal in planning. We support the introduction of a third party right of appeal (TPRA), limited to specific circumstances, within the context of wider planning reform. The introduction of TPRA, in conjunction with other changes, will help to level the playing field in a planning system which is currently weighted in favour of developers over individuals and communities. TPRA is an essential aspect of environmental justice, a central aim of this government, and we believe it will lead to increased public confidence in planning and improved standards of applications and decisions.