Parliamentary Briefing: Third Party Right of Appeal in Planning
Scotland’s planning system is legalistic, intimidating, unfair and heavily skewed in favour of developers. This bias is blatant in the appeals system, where applicants have the right to appeal planning decisions while the public and others do not. Friends of the Earth believes that in order to deliver environmental justice in Scotland there needs to be equality in the planning system. Within the context of a wider reform of the Scottish planning system, Friends of the Earth is campaigning for the introduction of limited third party rights of appeal (TPRA).