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95-97 High St, Orpington,
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0800 193 1007 (NATIONAL)
01689 875 999 (LONDON)
enquiries@directplanning.co.uk

Why Appeal?

“The proposed development by reason of its scale, mass and bulk…represents a incongruous and incompatible addition…would have harmful effect upon the street scene…detrimental to the amenity of future occupiers…fails to preserve or enhance the character of the area…and is contrary to policy xyz of the Unitary Development Plan” (+ add a typical A3 refusal on noise, parking & duct)

These are the sort of unreasonable grounds given by the Local Planning Authority when refusing your planning application.


Why should you appeal to The Planning Inspectorate?
If you have had a similar refusal and you feel it is unjustified. Local Planning Authorities have local interested parties and political agendas which sometimes stop them making rational planning decisions. To make sure that your scheme is dealt with only on its planning merits (instead of local objections, for example), it may worth appealing to The Government Planning Inspectorate in Bristol. Your case will then be dealt with by an independent planning expert who will be totally unbiased.

Why appeal using Direct Planning?
We will carry out an appraisal of your case and give you a free, expert opinion as to whether we feel your refusal is worth appealing. If we conclude that you have little or no chance of success, we will tell you at the start thereby saving you time and money. Appeal appraisal to properly judge the chances of success

» Chartered Town Planner (MRTPI) development control appeal statements
» Site visit by planning researcher to appraise the site characteristics
» Submissions of a robust and compelling appeal case inc. dealing with planning policy, planning case law and local / national UDP’s & framework
» Agreed ‘fixed fee’ contract with no hidden costs fees and payable in stages


Ring FREEPHONE on 0800 1931007 or email enquiries@directplanning.co.uk for a free appraisal quotation. We would be pleased to provide you with full examples of our appeal work upon request.

For more information on Planning Appeals, check out the website of The Planning Inspectorate »