The planning appeals process can take 26 to 37weeks for total completion because this lengthy process involves written representations that enable and applicant to clearly state why they have grounds to appeal, hearings for the Planning Inspectorate to meet with the applicant and then inquires.
The most important part of the planning appeals process is for applicants to fill out their appeal form very clearly and to make their case very easy to read and understand because the Planning Inspectorate can easy refuse an appeal because the form was unclear just as easily as they can accept a well written form by someone who clearly states their case.
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The Planning Inspectorate sets time limits for all stages of the planning appeals process and it’s important for every application to follow these guidelines or risk having their appeal rejected.
The Planning Appeal HearingThe hearing is a vital part of the appeals process because it gives applicants to have their say face to face with the LPA and the planning inspector. During these hearings the public is encouraged to attend and have their say as well about an applicant’s project to discuss any positive or negative points about it.
During the hearing many inspectors allow video and audio evidence so if you have video or audio evidence ready it’s best to let your case officer know in advance so it can be submitted and viewed during your heating.
Once everyone has had their say the inspector will typically continue the discussion at the proposed development site where town’s folk and the applicant will have the ability to state their case before the hearing is finished and the inspector has the ability to make their decision.