Planning Enforcements

Studio Charrette's chartered planning consultants are experts in dealing with planning enforcement

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1. What happens if you miss the Appeal Deadline?

The notice may have a deadline by which retrospective planning permission must be secured or in the worst-case scenario the new development may need to be demolished or put back to its original state. 

The enforcement notice will require you to take action within a certain period of time, usually within 28 days from when it was first served.  

Usually, you must make sure your enforcement appeal is with the planning inspectorate within 28 days of receiving the notice, otherwise you will lose your right to appeal. You will then have to comply with the requirements of the notice or otherwise risk prosecution for non-compliance.

2. The Appeal Process 

The appeal process depends on the complexity of the issue. Many appeals for enforcement notices are by means of an inquiry, as there may need to be complex legal issues to overcome.

The planning Inspector will consider all the evidence provided by all parties and will visit the site to assess the proposal.

A final decision will subsequently be made in writing after the site visit. The whole process from submission to decision should take around three months. The good news is that once we are instructed, we can liaise with the enforcement officer on your behalf to buy you some time while we get things sorted.

3. We can Help!

We know first hand how complex Planning Permissions are, so we can understand how stressful this situation may be for you. The good news is that we can help!

Our expert planning consultants can provide a planning appraisal to advise you on the best course of action and likelihood of success.

Once we know exactly what is involved to resolve your enforcement issue, we will provide you with our advice together with an accurate quote for us to help you.

4. Our Process

Step 1:
In order to conduct the planning appraisal,
we will need the address of the property in question, a copy of the enforcement notice, photos and as much detail as you can provide about your project. 

Step 2:
One of our chartered planning consultants will then research your project and local planning policies. They will also check the planning history and look for any constraints that may impact the likelihood of success either with an appeal or a retrospective planning application. 

Step 3:
Usually, the
research takes around an hour to prepare, depending how complex the case at which point they will call you to advise you of the best course of action, the likelihood of success and any associated costs. 

5. Price Match Guarantee

We fully appreciate any unexpected cost is going to be unwelcome, but you will be pleased to know our prices are so competitive, we offer a price match guarantee and in most cases the planning costs are insignificant compared to the development.

If there is a way to help you achieve a positive outcome our chartered planning consultants will give you the best chance of success. Equally if we think it simply isn’t feasible, while it may be bad news, we are obliged to give you frank and honest professional advice.

6. Choose Studio Charrette!

If you choose to instruct Studio Charrette, we will take care of everything for you from this point including liaising with the enforcement officer and preparing all the necessary documents to submit to your planning authority.

We will keep you updated from start to finish until we receive a decision, which thanks to our planning appraisals is usually positive. 

Don’t leave it until it’s too late!

If you are in any doubt about how to deal with your planning enforcement or the likelihood of success, contact us right away to speak with one of our expert chartered planning consultants.

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