How Often Are Planning Appeals Successful?

Date: May 13, 2022

The question is...how often are planning appeals successful?

Planning appeals against the refusal of planning permission, enforcement notices, unwarranted planning conditions or non-determination are handled by the Planning Inspectorate. 

Administratively based in Bristol, the Planning Inspectorate employs Planning Inspectors who undertake appeal work across the country.

They provide an independent assessment of planning proposals, most commonly following a refusal of planning permission by a Local Authority.

Statistics published by the Planning Inspectorate show that for the period April 2018 to March 2019, a total of 10,176 appeals were determined. 

The vast majority of these were processed via the Written Representations procedure (9,486).  The remainder were determined via the Hearings procedure (488) and the Public Inquiry procedure (202).

Of the 10,176 appeals that were determined, an average of 30% were successful. 

The success rate notably varies depending upon which appeal procedure is adopted, with 29% of Written Representations, 42% of Hearings and 48% of Public Inquiries being successful. 

The statistics, therefore, show that there is a greater prospect of success when utilising these latter procedures – however, they do come at additional cost and are usually reserved for more complex or controversial cases.

At Hewitt&Carr Services, we have an above-average success rate with appeals and offer a professional, considered approach to such matters. 

If you are looking to lodge an appeal against the decision of a Local Authority, get in touch with us for a review of your case and a competitive fee quote.

Give us a call 01538 711777  or simply email: hello@hc-services.uk

You may also find more important information here Hewitt&Carr Services Town Planning

Meet our team?  https://hc-services.uk/about-hcs/

 

URGENT: Protect Your Property Extension Project

Your property extension dreams are one step away from reality, but there's a CRUCIAL step you must take NOW.
Front Cover
The CDM Regulations (2015) Homeowners Guide is your FREE ticket to success, ensuring your project is legal and SAFE. 
Don't risk costly mistakes, fines, or delays. Download Your FREE Guide Here 

    Sign up to our newsletter


      This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Terms of Service and the Privacy Policy.
      © 2024 Hewitt&Carr Services | All Rights Reserved
      This notice serves to clarify the associations between the individual employees of and consultants to Hewitt&Carr Services and the third-party, professional organisations. The logos of the organisations are used in accordance with the guidance set out by the organisations. The logo of the Royal Town Planning Institute relates to the membership of Rob Duncan BSc MA MRTPI. The logo of the Association for Project Management relates to the memberships of Kate Hewitt.
      homeconstructionchart-barscrossmenu