The English Planning System is often criticised for its uncertainty; and the prospect of a planning application being refused is always a possibility – even when the applicant is confident that the scheme is policy compliant. When an application is refused, an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate is one option that may be considered. This event will bring together Roger Hepher (Director; hgh Consulting), Richard Harwood OBE QC (Joint Head; 39 Essex Chambers) and David Smith (Professional Lead – Planning Appeals; PINS) to discuss:
When an appeal is appropriate; The nature of a good appeal; Alternatives to making an appeal.
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