Farooq and the team have achieved a rare feat in the world of planning – we have helped secure the withdrawal of a Council’s Enforcement Notice.
This case has proved to be a very painful lesson for the local authority. Rather than listening to objections by vociferous neighbours, it is important that Councils make fair and subjective decisions on planning applications.
Had the Council recognised their mistake and investigated the application in a sensible manner, they would have saved not just themselves, but the property owner and the Planning Inspectorate, a lot of time and money. It could now become even more painful, as future proposals indicate the Council may have to reimburse the Planning Inspectorate’s costs as well.
We’re hoping that this example might just install more discipline to all those involved in the planning process.
If you find yourself in a similar situation and would like some advice on how to submit a planning appeal, then please contact us today.