Mediation for planning
Mediation is an alternative method of dispute resolution. It is about settling, or at least reducing, differences between parties - at any stage of a dispute; or where negotiations have stalled.
It can be used as an additional tool to those currently available in the planning system for resolving conflict: consultation, negotiation, appeals and judicial review. It uses processes and techniques to settle differences between parties and can be applied to applications, appeals, 106 negotiations, compulsory purchase and many other areas of conflict and disputes in planning and development.
While the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) provides the national framework for planning (see the NPPF and its implications), neither the NPPF nor the Localism Act 2011 has any specific references to mediation.
This section is maintained by John Parmiter of John Parmiter Ltd.