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Planning Appeals

If your planning application has been refused we can provide advice and guidance on whether you should consider appealing against the decision or revising your proposals to ensure a greater chance of success. If you intend to appeal, the services a town planning consultant can offer are highly recommended. We have extensive experience in dealing with planning appeals and can handle the whole process on your behalf.

There are three different ways of making an appeal:

Written Representations

This route is favoured for most appeals as it is the quickest method for appealing against the refusal of planning permission. We can present your case to the planning Inspector in a clear and concise manner in order to highlight the material planning considerations which should be taken into account when determining the appeal. The appointed Inspector will visit the site and we will attend and answer any questions on your behalf.

Informal Hearings

This procedure essentially replicates the written representations process but includes an informal structured discussion lead by the appointed Inspector where both sides and third parties can present their case. The Informal Hearing process is not, however, suitable for major or very contentious applications.

Public Inquiry

This is a formal and judicial process suitable for complex applications with a good deal of public interest. Witnesses are cross examined on the evidence they present.

Awards of Costs

Recent changes to the procedures governing planning appeals allow the submission of an application for an award of costs on all appeals if you feel the authority have acted unreasonably. The ultimate decision rests with the appointed Inspector but we can prepare costs applications drawing upon Case Law examples.




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