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Planning appeals

If your planning application is refused, you have the right to appeal. You can also appeal if the council fails to decide your application on time and against unacceptable conditions. If you're concerned about someone else's appeal, in most cases you’re able to make representations.

Appeals are decided by planning inspectors, independent of the council. Decisions are objective, based entirely on planning considerations and quite technical in nature. There are deadlines and procedures to follow for submitting required documents. Planning appeals are dealt with by different methods - written, hearing and public inquiry.

Not only does an appeal give or refuse planning permission, what is said in the decision can have major consequences for future applications on the property. Planning appeals are, therefore, too important not to be dealt with thoroughly and properly.

We have over 35 years of experience in dealing with appeals. We carry out planning appeals and make representations on projects throughout the country. Sometimes, making an appeal isn’t the optimum route and, in those circumstances, we advise on options available.


Planning Appeal

  • Advising on the chances of success and alternative strategies
  • Householder appeals
  • Written appeals
  • Hearings
  • Making representations on others' appeals



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