Disputes are an inevitable part of the building and development assessment process. It could even be said that planning legislation is drafted in a manner that promotes conflict because it is based upon communication through ‘objections’. The focus on objections can create an environment that generates conflict between neighbours.
"ADR in local government - using dispute resolution to resolve planning disputes,"
2, Article 3.
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