Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Planning permission was refused for applications Y/103/18/PL and EP/148/20/PL. Both decisions were taken by the Development Control Committee (DCC) and were contrary to the advice of officers. In deciding the subsequent appeals, the Inspector has concluded that the Council acted unreasonably in refusing planning permission and has awarded costs against the Council.
This award follows an award of costs for BE/69/19/OUT in May 2020 (a decision also taken at DCC contrary to the officer recommendation). This award of costs (£11,400) was paid out of the Departments budget. A Supplementary Estimate is now sought to pay these further costs as the Department budget is unable to accommodate these significant additional payments.
RECOMMEND TO FULL COUNCIL
To approve a supplementary estimate of a maximum of £33,000 to settle the awards of costs in respect of applications Y/103/18/PL and EP/148/20/PL. This equates to a band D equivalent Council Tax of £0.53.
Report author: Karl Roberts
Publication date: 11/01/2021
Date of decision: 11/01/2021
Decided at meeting: 11/01/2021 - Cabinet