Planning Appeals

Has Your Planning Application Been Refused?

We understand that a refused planning application can leave you feeling frustrated. Our Senior Town Planners are appeal experts and are here to take the stress out of your planning dilemma. Take a look at our recent history of Case Studies.

“If it wasn’t for all your hard work and efforts in chasing the Planning Inspectorate, I think we would still be waiting for a decision on our appeal, so I must say a BIG THANK YOU.” Mr. B (Surrey)! Click for more testimonials

Our High Success Rate In Planning Appeals

Since 2004, we have continually achieved a high success rate for planning appeals. Our expert team of planners currently or have recently worked as planning officers at senior levels within council planning departments. We also have access to specialists from other backgrounds to help with more unusual cases.

This is where our success lies. We have a strong inside knowledge of the planning system and we understand how key decision makers think. This helps us to make sure your appeal application comes across in the best possible light.

Site Visits And A Supporting Planning Statement

There are two crucial elements that can mean the difference between success and failure when appealing a refusal. The first is a site visit; this is an essential element to any planning appeal, and is included within every appeal we quote for. A site visit allows our planner to see your situation first hand, whilst spending time with you and talking through your case on site.

Secondly, we will write a detailed Supporting Planning Statement. This involves looking at the key issues of your case, addressing their relevant policies (both national and local), as well as setting out the planning grounds in favour of your proposal, and any tricky points that a case may present. There may be weaknesses within the refusal or strengths in your application that need to be better highlighted. Our planners will examine your individual case to ensure it has the maximum potential to succeed at appeal. It’s proven that these two significant elements are often the detail that wins us the appeal.

Our Process & Pricing For An Appeal

After investigating all the points of your refused application, we then will provide you with an honest assessment of your situation and whether a planning appeal would be likely to be successful or what alternative options you have. Our fees to handle every stage of your case would typically include:

  • A site visit by our lead planner dealing with the case and detailed consultation with you. This allows us to get an invaluable understanding of your case.
  • All necessary liaisons with your Council and the Planning Inspectorate.
  • All necessary research including Council and Government policies and other decisions which may be relevant to your case.
  • Preparation and submission of all documentation.
  • Presentation of your case either by a full supporting statement or orally at a hearing or public enquiry if required. Using professional planning arguments, our presentation would answer the type of questions the Planning Inspector may have, challenge the Council’s assumptions and set out in detail why their decision should be overturned.
  • We will always suggest the best type of appeal based on your situation.

“A BIG THANK YOU! Without your help and hard work our appeal would have not been approved. A special Thanks to Nicolas for his professionalism, thoroughness and comprehensive report. You made a stressful situation less so and I could not have achieved a positive outcome without all your help!! I would absolutely recommend you to others with planning issues.” Mrs. Tse (London)

Fast Track Your Planning Appeal

Did you know that for appeals relating to a home planning application (extensions, loft conversions etc) you can now choose to be heard via a Fast Track Householder Appeal Service. Under normal rules the fast track appeal is completed within 12 weeks as opposed to the standard appeal time of around 26 weeks.

See how we can help. Email or contact us on 0800 0886 415 to discuss your refused planning application.

 
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