Time for a new ERA in planning: give communities the same appeal rights as developers!

We are living in exceptional times, our climate and biodiversity are at critical levels, yet planning decisions are often taken that have a harmful effects on communities and our environment. 

We need a better planning system that offers protection for our planet, and empowers people to adequately challenge poor decisions.

A new law is going through Parliament to reform the planning system, but so far the Government is putting developers’ profits before communities’ needs and environmental protection.

As a crucial vote approaches, we need to convince MSPs to support demands for a community right to appeal certain planning decisions, when they go against agreed plans.  

An equal right of appeal is one of the most powerful mechanisms we could have for making more environmentally sound planning decisions for communities and for future generations.

Write to your MSPs now to ask them to support equal rights of appeal for communities.