If you have been refused planning permission, there is a right of appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.

We never appeal without first ensuring that all other options have been exhausted. Sometimes additional negotiation with your local council is all that is required.

However, sometimes there is an in-principle objection and appeal is the only way forward.
There are three different appeal routes:

  • Written representation;
  • Hearings; or
  • Inquiries.

We can help you choose the best planning appeal route, and our access to case law and appeal precedents, along with our own previous experience, will help to construct a robust and persuasive appeal.

We also have licensed access to chambers should you wish to secure a counsel opinion on appeal strategy or a point of law.


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