HC Deb 03 February 1993 vol 218 c226W
Sir David Steel

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received concerning the mechanism for challenging planning appeal decisions in Scotland and costs thereof; and what proposals he has to change it.

Mr. Lang

On 3 September 1992 I met representatives of Borders regional council to discuss a number of issues, including the planning appeal system and the award of costs in appeal cases. There are no plans to change the appeal system at present.