Appealing a planning decision
The planning process
At Taylor Cole Planning we have wide-ranging expertise in the planning appeals process and drafting grounds of appeal statements.
Our statements are prepared by experienced Consultants with the assistance of a RIBA Chartered Architect, where design matters are an issue.
We can also call on wider expertise, as needed, including Barristers, Highways Consultants, Ecologists, Sustainability Consultants, Arboriculturist; Landscape Architect and Visualisers to support an appeal.
If you have received a refusal then you have the right to appeal the decision within 6 months of the decision (or 12 weeks in the case of a Householder application). We can provide assessments on whether or not an appeal should be pursued, and once this is agreed there are three possible appeal options:
• Written Representations
• Informal Hearings
• Public Inquiries
however it is worth considering an appeal is not the best course of action in some cases to overcome a refused planning application, but rather negotiations with the Local Authority and a re-submission of the application will have a better result.
We will review the council’s reasons for refusal contained within the Decision Notice and Officer’s Report and advise on the best course of action.
Please have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page which provides answers to popular questions.
Our Case studies page provides examples of our previous appeals and range of sectors and scales we cover.