The right to appeal is an established principle of the planning system, with appeals determined by an impartial Planning Inspector. Moule & Co have extensive experience and a high success rate with taking planning applications through the appeal process. There may be a number of reasons as to why a planning application is taken to appeal, including:
- The planning application has been refused by the council;
- The council have failed to determine the application within the statutory time-period (normally 8 or 13 weeks);
- Planning permission has been granted, but with condition(s) that are unnecessary or unwanted.
Whist the majority of appeals are dealt with via the ‘written representations’ procedure, we have experience of both informal Hearings and Inquiries when involved with larger and more complex applications.
We have been successful at appeal on a high number of projects, from household extensions through to larger residential and commercial schemes. We have also been successful in obtaining an award of costs against council’s where it has been found that they have acted unreasonably through the course of the planning process. We are happy to advise on the chances of success at an appeal, even if we have not been previously involved in the planning application.
Please contact us should you require any further advice or information on the appeal process.