If your planning application has been refused by the Council, or they have failed to make a decision, you have a right to appeal against that decision. The fact the Council have refused planning permission does not mean your proposal is unacceptable, it may mean they did not like what you proposed or local politics may have influenced their decision. Your appeal against the Council’s decision is heard by a Planning Inspector on behalf of the secretary of state. They are an independent body who are not influenced by local politics. The Inspector will consider both sides and reach a decision.
When you instruct TPB we will consider your case and submit an appeal to the PI, this will be supplemented with a statement of case, which will typically is a detailed report, which considers the Council’s decision and assess where they have gone wrong and or have failed to have full regard to an important matter. We like to look at precedents and case law in preparing our cases. The Council prepare such a document, we will then have an opportunity to comment on their statement, and vice-a-versa. The next step depending on the method of appeal will then result in either a) a site visit by the Inspector or b) a Hearing, where both parties present their arguments to the Inspector, or in the final case c) a Public Inquiry where each party cross-examines the evidence presented.
We are experts in all aspects of Planning Appeals, therefore, in choosing us your case is in safe hands.