Wednesday, 20 July 2011
In a report based on a survey of its members, it blasted planning officers as "unhelpful", "anti-growth" and having "little understanding of and regard for the needs of small businesses".
It added that the vast majority of its members who had used the planning system found it to be "utterly impenetrable".
The report said: "This complexity, cost and the unhelpful culture of planning officers create a disincentive to submit even a minor planning application."
Tuesday, 19 July 2011