Weighing of interests
- Basic principles
- Elements of the required weighing of interests and errors in weighing interests
- Consequences of errors
The required weighing of interests is the principal limitation on the planning authority’s freedom of discretion. It is applicable across all forms of spatial planning and requires each decision-maker concerned to include all interests in the weighing process that are relevant under the circumstances, to not underestimate the relevance and significance of the interests concerned and, finally, to reconcile the respective interests in a manner that is not disproportionate to the weight of individual concerns.