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Planning applications are not always approved or they may be approved subject to conditions that are not acceptable. In such circumstances there is always the option of making an appeal to an independent planning inspector appointed by the Secretary of State.
Although most planning applications are approved, this is not always the case. Where an application is refused or approved subject to conditions that are not acceptable then there is always the option of making an appeal to an independent planning inspector appointed by the Secretary of State. An appeal can also be made when an enforcement notice is served by the local planning authority.
An appeal can only be lodged within six months of a decision or three months in the case of a householder application and within one month of the service of an enforcement notice.
There are a number of different appeal methods:
It is advisable to appoint a planning professional to undertake an appeal as they will be familiar with planning policies and other appeal decisions which would support your case. It is possible to recover costs if it is proven the planning authority has behaved unreasonably in making their decision or in the conduct of the appeal, but the award of costs is relatively rare so generally speaking the costs of the appeal are borne by the appellant
For further information regarding appeals or if you wish to discuss your project in detail, please contact the H&H Planning Team on 01228 406260 or email the team in confidence.