Planning Applications and Appeals

We can advise if you need to make a planning application or to appeal to the Planning Inspectorate against a local planning authority's refusal to grant planning permission.

We can provide expert advise on whether the Council's planning officers and planning committee has followed the local planning authority's own planning policies or national policy and guidance such as the National Planning Policy Framework ("NPPF") and the National Planning Practice Guidance ("NPPG"). Perhaps political pressure has persuaded the planning committee to refuse planning permission against officer's advice.

As well as the substantive case, we can advise on costs applications. Planning appeal costs are awarded where the unreasonable conduct of a party has put another party to unnecessary work resulting in wasted costs.

Latest from our planning and highways blog

31. Jul 2015

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PINS Written Reps Guide

PINS has published a new guide to taking part in planning, listed building and conservation area consent appeals by written representation.

16. Jul 2015

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PINS Procedural Guides

The Planning Inspectorate has issued four updated procedural guides. These are for planning appeals, called-in planning applications, enforcement noti...

14. Jun 2015

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CLEUD Revocation

For many purposes a lawful use certificate is equivalent to planning permission. However, there is a crucial difference: a certificate of lawfulness ...