^Wilby, Peter (February 19, 2007). "A Corrupt System That Affects Us All". New Statesman. Retrieved October 18, 2011. "Last year, our local council turned down an application from Costa Coffee. [...] Unfortunately, the decision was overturned on appeal [...] The Bolsheviks didn't have to worry about the planning inspectorate."
^Redhead, Jonathan (September 7, 2010). "Angry MP hits out at decision by Inspector over appeal by Tesco". Telegraph & Argus (Bradford). Retrieved October 18, 2011. "[...] Kris Hopkins, Conservative MP for Keighley which includes Ilkley, said he has written to Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to tell him the current planning regime needs to change. [...] "The Planning Inspectorate's decision to support Tesco's appeal is the wrong one," Mr Hopkins said."