Resident third party objections and appeals against planning aplications: implications for medium density and social housing

This project focuses on residents’ concerns about changing neighbourhoods.

The context for the research is democratic ethos of public participation in planning. Many jurisdictions provide third-party rights of objection and appeal to interested groups. These rights have the potential to influence development approval processes and housing-market outcomes. They also have the capacity to significantly affect, and potentially inhibit, the achievement of compact city and social housing objectives. As debates around the merits of third-party objection and appeal attract increasing attention in international planning communities, and the stakes for compact cities and affordable housing outcomes are raised, an assessment of the efficacy and equity of third-party objection and appeal rights is urgently required.

Start By 1 April 2011
Completed By 30 June 2012
Funding AHURI (Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute)

Researcher(s) Val Colic-Peisker, Joe Hurley, Elizabeth Taylor
Program Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures
Location(s) Sydney – Australia