A Planning application may be refused by the local planning authority or called-in by the Secretary of State. In such circumstances, an applicant has the right to appeal the decision under either section 77 or section 78 of the Town & Country Planning Act. There are three forms of appeal, each of which are heard by the Planning Inspectorate; written representations, a local hearing or public inquiry.
Other types of appeal
We have experience in a wide range of appeals and hearings, including: compulsory purchase order inquiries, where the strategic acquisition of land is being examined; stopping-up inquiries where the highway rights over land are to be rescinded; appearances in the high court where the legality of the process by which a planning permission was either granted or refused is in question.