Hannah David (Chair) – Planning Futures; Roger Hepher (hgh Consulting); Graeme Keen QC (Landmark Chambers); David Smith (PINS).
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. However, as this can be a costly and time-consuming process, it should not be seen as the automatic course of action.
On average, only one in three appeals to the Planning Inspectorate are successful. Applicants therefore need to consider the strength of their prospective appeal, and how likely it is to succeed.
This event will bring together three leading industry experts on the planning appeals process.
It will consider:
• The circumstances within which an appeal should be considered
• The grounds for, and nature of, a strong planning appeal
• Alternative and complimentary strategies to making an appeal
This event is suitable for planning professionals and developers who wish to improve their understanding of the planning appeals process, and for all built environment stakeholders who wish to understand the proper role that planning appeals play in delivering development.