Planning Appeals & Enforcement
It is fair to say that not all applications for planning permission to Local Planning Authorities are successful, and inevitably some applications are refused. Our planning team has a reputation for innovation and problem solving to address issues raised by Councils.
We are often able to identify solutions to complex planning problems, through negotiation with Councils and through subtle changes to development projects.
In the event that a solution cannot be found, we also have considerable experience, expertise and an excellent success rate, in the handling of planning appeals on behalf of clients. Whether it is a written representation appeal, informal hearing or public enquiry.
We are able to manage the planning appeal process for you including instructing other experts to assist in the defence of the appeal.
Our team have local planning authority backgrounds, making them highly qualified to advise you on any aspect of responding to enforcement action. This can be anything from negotiation with the Council, innovative problem solving through to challenging enforcement action at appeal.
We also have considerable experience in lodging applications for certificate of lawfulness, which are a useful mechanism often used to avoid enforcement action.
The enforcement issue services we offer:
- Preparation of applications for certificated of lawfulness
- Innovative problem solving to challenge enforcement action by Councils
- Liaison and negotiation with Councils to avoid enforcement action
- Responses to planning contravention notices
- Appeals against the issue of enforcement notices
If you have been served with a planning contravention notice, breach of condition notice, or enforcement notice, do not delay, contact our team.