Mr and Mrs Bennett approached Planning Direct wanting to Appeal a decision from their local Council. They had been refused planning permission to build a single storey rear extension on their home in Southend-On-Sea.
The Planning Consultant at Planning Direct submitted an appeal statement which sufficiently demonstrated why permission should be granted by the council.
She successfully argued that the reasons for refusal did not take into consideration site-specific issues which she demonstrated provided mitigating circumstances. Thus, she concluded successfully that the policies and guidance quoted by the council (as reasons for refusal) were not applicable.
The appeal statement also highlighted how the Council’s initial refusal was not in accordance with other recent decisions made by the Local Planning Authority.
Lastly the report also touched on the introduction of the prior notification process (which demonstrates the aspirations of central government, to allow larger single storey extensions). The consultant was able to use this to provide further support for grounds of appeal.
This comprehensive appeal statement secured a positive outcome for our client who is now building the desired extension to his property.
Here’s what Mrs Bennett had to say upon hearing we had won their appeal
“That’s fantastic news, thank you so much. It’s been a long time coming and I sometimes thought we would never get there. Thank you for all your help”.
It doesn’t cost you anything to Appeal a Planning Decision and Planning Directs’ fees may well be less than you think.
Call the Appeals Team now at Planning Direct on 01473 407911 for a free no obligation quote. We can help you construct an argument to secure you the permission that may now seem out of your reach.