Sometimes, things don’t always go the way you’d hoped they would. If your application for planning permission has been refused, you have a right to appeal that decision.
Artisan can review your case free of charge to provide you with an initial opinion on whether it is worthwhile submitting an appeal – sometimes a revised application will often be the best way forward. We will review your application, the specific reason(s) for refusal and advise you on the prospects of success at appeal.
A planning appeal will usually be dealt with by way of an exchange of written statements. However, sometimes an appeal will need to be determined after an Informal Hearing (similar to a meeting chaired by the Inspector) or a full-blown Public Inquiry (usually involving barristers and expert witnesses).
Whatever the procedure, Artisan can manage your appeal. We will prepare the full statement of case and liaise with any other experts that may also need to prepare evidence to support your case. We will review the evidence submitted by the Council and respond to it as appropriate.
Direct Professional Access to specialist Planning Barristers
For the more complicated planning appeals that will be determined by way of a Public Inquiry, Artisan will instruct a specialist planning barrister on your behalf. We will prepare the instructions, liaise with chambers and set up conferences/consultations with counsel. This will be done as part of managing your appeal as above. There may be other occasions where we will need to seek counsel’s opinion on your behalf, but these will be considered on a case-by-case basis.