Many clients come to GCPP after they have been refused planning permission.  Fortunately, there is an appeal process that is independent of the local authority.  The Planning Inspectorate is an agency of the Government that considers appeals.

GCPP have extensive experience of planning appeals for both private sector clients and local authorities.  Moreover, one of our Directors, Shaun Greaves, has experience as a Planning Inspector, determining appeals against the decisions of local authorities.  We are therefore well placed to handle your appeal if you decide on this process.  We will advise you of your options and prospects so that you can decide what to do.

There are four types of appeal procedure.  These are:

  • Householder Appeals Procedure (house extensions)
  • Written Representations Procedure
  • Hearing Procedure
  • Public Inquiry Procedure

The type of procedure is dependent upon the nature and complexity of the proposal.

Whatever the procedure, we will represent you throughout the process.  The case that is presented at appeal is important because an Inspector will only consider the evidence that is put before him/her.  You can leave it to us to present the best case possible to secure success for your proposal at the appeal.

If you have been refused planning permission then please contact us.  We can advise you on the best way forward.


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01234 834782

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