If you come to us for help once your initial application for planning permission has been rejected or in the event that one of our own applications has been refused, we’ll assess whether you stand a reasonable chance of winning an appeal. If we genuinely believe you won’t succeed we’ll tell you so, rather than encouraging further fruitless expenditure.
If the chances are good we will be very happy to take up the challenge and will advise on the best way to proceed.
We are experienced in submitting written representations and representing clients at informal hearings. We also have extensive experience of assisting with public inquiry cases and call-in inquiries (where the Secretary of State has asked a local authority to refer a case directly to him or her). We can instruct most planning barristers directly, so there’s no need to get a solicitor involved unless the case is particularly complex.