Representations on Behalf of Residents and Action Groups

Representations on Behalf of Residents and Action Groups

Occasionally you may be consulted (or even become aware without being consulted) regarding proposed development which would significantly affect your property and what lawyers sometimes refer to as your “peace and enjoyment”.  You may be concerned about noise, disturbance, overlooking, loss of light.  Your concerns might only affect your property; they might be shared by several of your neighbours; or, occasionally, they might be shared by a significant proportion of the local community.

Whichever situation applies in your case, we can help.  If you want to object to a pending planning application or actively oppose a development or activity, you need good advice from someone who has been through the process and knows how the system works.

You also need to remember that if a planning permission is granted you have no right of appeal.  The applicant has a right of appeal if permission is refused; but neighbours and local residents (even the Parish or Town Council) have no right of appeal if planning permission is granted.  Your only possible remedy then would be an application to the High Court for a judicial review.  We have good experience of those too – but they are expensive to fund and can only succeed if the Council’s decision can be shown to be wrong in law.  If you delay taking advice until after permission is granted it may be too late.

So, prompt and sound advice is needed as soon as you become aware that the Council has received an application.

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