Recommendation Implemented: Immediate notification of revocation requests

Concerned with the situation where applicants are only informed about a pending revocation request against their permit on completion of the case officer report that usually occurs several months following the submission of the relative request, the Commissioner for Environment and Planning opened an own initiative investigation addressing this unfair situation.  The Commissioner noted a particular revocation application where notwithstanding that the applicant asked for details on any pending request following reports in the press, the Planning Authority only informed the applicant a year later, only a few weeks before the request hearing date.

The Commissioner highlighted the fact that it is wrong that applicants are kept in the dark about the details of any revocation request when significant investments are usually made following the publication of any development permit.

The Planning Authority accepted the Commissioner’s recommendations and implemented the administrative process where applicants are immediately informed about every revocation request relating to the relative permit.

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