Public inquiries into planning and enforcement appeals
There is the right of appeal against most Planning Authority decisions, though only on legally defined grounds. To win at the first round is always preferable, cheaper and safer, and that is why we urge you to take advice early on in the process. However if you get beaten there, or are threatened with enforcement then you may wish to consider an appeal.
We can advise and run the appeal for you, in a way that will maximize the strength of your case. If we think you will lose we will tell you and you can consider any alternative strategies.
Appeals go to the Planning Inspectorate and there are time limits by which they must be made. The process then will depend on the type of case and in some cases there will be a public inquiry. Help will be required to put in the appeal and deal with the process.
If the decisions of the PA are procedurally wrong or the decision is irrational or unreasonable then there can be an application made for judicial review. If you get involved in this you will definitely need the sort of specialist advice we can give. Such challenges are very rare, but we will give you realistic advice and support you if you do get involved in such proceedings.
For more information please contact Frances Barker at our Ipswich office on 01473 343911 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org