Effectiveness of core strategy regarding planning applications

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Trafford Borough Council,

Since the adoption of the Core Strategy regarding planning, could you advise the following:

1. On how many occasions has a planning application been approved despite not meeting the Core Strategy guidelines ?

2. On the occasions (if any) where a planning application has been approved despite not meeting Core Strategy guidelines, what criteria were not met, and what were the circumstances to it being approved nevertheless ?

Yours faithfully,

Neil Corrie