If you (the applicant) have been refused planning permission by the local planning authority or you consider that the conditions placed on the permission are unacceptable, you have the right to appeal to the Secretary of State against that decision. Any appeal must be made within six months of the local planning authority’s decision (or earlier if it is a householder application). In the case of failure to determine an application the appeal must be lodged within 6 months of the expiry date of the determination period (for most applications this is 8 weeks). The appeal involves a reconsideration of the application by an independent Planning Inspector and can take the form of written representations, an informal hearing or a public inquiry.
Using Julie’s previous experience as a Planning Inspector, c2c Planning Consultants can assist by:
- Advising on the reasons for refusal
- Advising on the type of appeal to make
- Fill out the appeal forms, formulate the grounds of appeal and act as agent on your behalf.
- Write appeal statement
- Respond to the Local Planning Authority’s statement or other third parties
- Attend any hearing or Inspector’s site visit on your behalf
- Help you assess the Inspector’s decision.