Planning Appeals

Designer is giving advice on house plans to homeowners.


What are Planning Appeals

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
  • 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.


Should I Appeal?

Planning appeals are useful to specifically determine which aspects are acceptable even if the whole appeal isn’t successful.

For example, if an application is refused for several different reasons, the Planning Inspectorate will consider each reason and comment accordingly.

This can be very useful in determining whether the principle is acceptable before further expense is incurred on additional consultants or reports.

Why Choose Us

Why choose us?


Our experience spans many sectors and many types of application for many types of client.

Experienced Team

We love a good challenge. We achieve permission where others have failed.


We will listen, advise and achieve the outcome you need.

Tailored to you

We get to the heart of the issue and develop achievable strategies to unlock each problem.