If you haven’t had the outcome you were hoping for, there is usually a right to appeal most local authority decisions.
Appealing a decision can involve planning applications or other planning decisions such as advertisement consent, listed building consent, prior approval of permitted development rights and enforcement.
Before you appeal a planning decision, you should first consider what steps need to be made to make your application more likely to be accepted. We support you on the merits of a planning appeal, whether the reasons for refusal can be overcome and whether there are strong grounds to contest them.
How we work with you
We will guide you through the planning appeal process, helping you to put your best foot forward with your appeal submission. We help to prepare expert witness statements and can even represent you as an expert witness at an inquiry or informal hearing.
We also act for councils in defending decisions, as well as third parties.