What is involved in lodging a written representation planning appeal?

If planning permission is refused by the Council and you feel that the decision has been unfairly made then you may wish to lodge an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.  Please contact us to see if we can help.  Our initial over the phone consultation is FREE.

Our comprehensive planning appeal service includes:
  • Visit to the property to undertake a planning assessment of the proposal

  • Research planning history and Council planning policy relating to the property and other properties in the locality.

  • Prepare a detailed written representation appeal statement outlining the case.

  • Submit the appeal via the Planning Portal.

  • Respond to the Council’s written case.

  • Respond to all communication from the Council.

  • Keep you informed as to the progress of the appeal.

How much does it cost to lodge a written representation planning appeal?

Lodging an appeal with the Planning Inspectorate is currently free of charge.

We charge a  flat rate fee for all written representation appeals, so that you exactly how much it will cost at the start of the process.

The fee depends on the complexity of the appeal and this is agreed in writing beforehand.

As a general guide our charges for lodging an appeal starts at around £850.

We are not VAT registered, so this is not charged.

There are other types of appeal including Informal Hearings and Public Inquiries and these are charged on a case by case basis.