Open petitions with the LGR Committee
Details of petitions referred to this Committee for consideration are outlined below.
Petitions which were considered by the Committee, but which are now closed, can be found at the following link:
PE01534: Equal rights of appeal in the planning system
Lodged 3 September 2014
On 27 January 2015 the Public Petitions Committee referred petition PE01534 to the Local Government and Regeneration Committee.
The Convener wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners' Rights on 23 April. Read the letter here:
The Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners' Rights responded to the letter on 14 May:
The Committee considered considered this correspondence at its meeting on 3 June and agreed that it would hold a one-off oral evidence session on planning issues, including those raised in the petition.
Following the announcement on 1 September of the independent review of planning in the Scottish Government's Programme for Government, however, the Committee wrote to the Cabinet Secretary seeking further information on 3 September:
The Cabinet Secretary responded on 9 September:
The Committee considered this correspondence at its meeting on 28 October and agreed to ask the Scottish Government to provide regular written updates on the progress of the review. It also agreed to put further consideration of the petition, and postpone any oral evidence on general planning issues, on hold until the review had been completed.