Planning Appeals

We are experienced practitioners who deal with local and national planning authorities in the UK. From small householder proposals for extensions, to large industrial and residential schemes, we achieve regular success throughout the planning permission appeals UK process and can ensure you receive an expert and knowledgeable service throughout the process of how to appeal a planning decision.

Find out how we can help you with planning issues. Contact us today on 01634 811118, make an online enquiry or drop us an email at

Planning Permission Refused

If you have been refused planning permission, it does not have to be the end of the road for your proposed development, as you can always pursue the appeals process.

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We can help you through the appeal process, using our practical knowledge and expertise to get the planning decision overturned.  Our team is supportive and friendly and no matter what, we've got your back.

Read our reviews to find out how we've proactively helped our clients who've had planning permission refused.

Have You Been Refused Planning Permission?

When a local authority refuses planning permission, or imposes certain conditions, you must be given a written explanation of their decision. If you are unhappy with the decision, you can make an appeal.

You may also want to make an appeal if your local authority does not make a decision within the required timeframe. This is called non-determination.

Appeals are made to the Secretary of State and must in most cases be submitted within six months of the application decision letter. This means it is essential not to delay, or you may miss your chance to have the decision overturned.

Refused Planning Permission - Talk to a Solicitor

If you would like advice about the appeals process, or you would like a legal professional to act on your behalf, please get in touch with us today.

At Kingsley Smith Solicitors we have considerable success with planning permission appeals, ranging from small household proposals to large industrial schemes. We will use our knowledge and experience to construct a well-presented planning appeal that promotes your case.

If we believe you are unlikely to be awarded permission based on your current plans, we can reformulate the appeal case, providing the relevant advice to help you improve your claim.

With our professional attitude and extensive industry experience, we are confident that we can help you win your appeal. If your planning permission has been refused, get in touch today. If you've received a planning notice and want to object, you can get in touch or find out more.

How We Use Our Experience in Planning Appeals

If clients are struggling with the planning permission appeals process or they would like advice on how to appeal a planning decision, they often come to us and we help them reduce the stress placed upon them. Our knowledge, experience and commitment to the world of planning law can help you transform your scenario and assist in the winning of your appeal against planning permission. Find out more about our Planning Law Services.

  • If your planning permission appeal is highly unlikely to succeed, we will be honest about the situation and provide realistic, appropriate and relevant advice to help you improve your claim. We have a high rate of success because we are experts at reformulating planning permission appeal cases based on years of experience in the industry. Our extensive knowledge of planning permission appeals and enforcement notices provides you with the safest and most honest method of presenting your case – and has been proven to succeed for a range of clients when it comes to appealing a planning decision.
  • Planning Inspectors have many cases to determine on a daily basis, and it is therefore vital that your appeal against planning decision case stands out. We construct well presented, accurate and honest planning appeals which can help make the difference between success and failure. 
  • We can help you in the common case of lapsed planning permission. If you applied for planning permission more than five years ago and it has now ceased to be usable, we can help you through the stages of reapplication.
    With our expertise, knowledge and professional attitude to the world of planning appeals, we are confident in providing you with the best prospect of success when it comes to advising on how to appeal a planning decision. Indeed, we will also make sure the expenses involved in making planning permission appeals are kept to a minimum and are worthwhile.

Can We Help You?

For more extensive advice on planning permission appeals or enforcement notices please call us on 01634 811 118, complete our online enquiry form, or email our planning law expert Nicholas Kingsley-Smith.

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