A recent survey carried out by Planning Magazine - the journal of the Royal Town Planning Institute has showed that some 90% of Local Authority planners, and 72% of Planning Consultants consider that the Government's planning reforms will result in substantially more planning appeals over the next two years. This is largely due to the perceived conflict between the localism agenda, i.e. giving communities more control over what goes on in their areas, and the National Planning Policy Framework which places strong emphasis on approving sustainable new development.
Rob Duncan Planning Consultancy is able to assist landowners and developers in bringing forward their development proposals, and where necessary undertake appeals against refusals of permission. For an informal discussion please give us a call.