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Applications and Appeals

Planning Applications

At the inception of a project we can evaluate the best means of achieving planning permission for your development. We advise on the full range of planning applications such as:

  • pre-application advice,
  • prior approval applications for permitted development rights,
  • certificates of lawfulness,
  • full, outline and hybrid planning applications,
  • applications to vary or modify conditions,
  • S106 Agreements, CIL, EIAs and appeals. 

across a broad spectrum of project types including residential, mixed use, retail, rural, marine and energy.

Appeals

Where the local planning authority refuses, fail to determine the application within the statutory time frames or impose unacceptable planning conditions, an appeal can be made to the Secretary of State. A planning appeal will be dealt with by way of:

  • written representations;
  • an informal hearing; or
  • a public inquiry.

Our planning team have experience dealing with all procedures.

Specialisms

  • Planning appeals and public inquiries
  • Local development framework representations
  • Judicial reviews and high court challenges
  • Highways law
  • Listed buildings and conservation law

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long do I have to submit my planning appeal?

    This depends on the type of planning application being appealed. 

    For the majority of planning applications, the relevant time scale is six months from the date on the decision notice or, where the local authority have not determined the application in time, six months from the expiry of the period which the local authority had to determine the application.

    In the case of householder applications, the relevant time frame is generally twelve weeks from the date on the decision notice to appeal.

    In the case of advertisement applications, the appeal deadline is usually eight weeks from the date on the decision notice or, where the local authority have not determined the application in time, eight weeks from the expiry of the period which the local authority had to determine the application.

    It is crucial that you do not miss the relevant deadline for your appeal and there are important exceptions to the above rules in the context of enforcement. Contact a member of our team for further advice or assistance on any queries relating to planning appeals.

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