When your planning application is refused, you have the right to appeal against that decision. Also, if the council fails to give you a decision on your application within the official timescale or gives you planning permission but puts on unacceptable conditions, you can submit an appeal. If you're concerned about someone else's proposed development which goes to appeal, in most cases you are able to make representations.
Appeals are decided by planning inspectors who are independent of the council. The decisions are objective, based entirely on planning considerations and are quite technical in nature. There are deadlines to meet and processes to follow for the submission of the correct documents. Planning appeals are dealt with by different methods: written, hearing and public inquiry and it is important to choose the right one for your case.
Not only does an appeal give or deny planning permission for the particular application, what is said in the appeal decision can have major consequences for future applications on the property. Appeals are, therefore, too important not to be dealt with thoroughly and properly.
Roy and Mike have over 25 years of experience in dealing with appeals of all kinds. We carry out planning appeals and make representations on projects throughout the country for individuals, groups and businesses. Sometimes, making an appeal is not the optimum route to achieve your objectives. In those circumstances, we advise on all the options available.Our
- Advising on the chances of success and alternative strategies
- Householder appeals
- Written appeals
- Giving evidence at public inquiries
- Making representations on others' appeals