Written Representations


Most planning appeals are decided by the written representations method. With this method of appeal, the Inspector considers written evidence from the Appellant, the Local Planning Authority and anyone else who has an interest in the appeal. The site is also likely to be inspected. The stages involved in the Written Representations procedure are as follows:

 

  • Lodge the Planning Appeal including completion of the Appeal Forms
     

  • Drafting the Grounds of Appeal
     

  • Drafting a Written Statement (‘the six-week statement’)
     

  • Obtaining and reviewing the Council’s Questionnaire and the Council’s Written Statement
     

  • Drafting ‘Final Comments’ rebutting the Council’s Statement and any third party comments
     

  • Attending the Site Visit conducted by the Inspector (If appropriate)
     

  • Obtaining and Reviewing the Inspector’s Decision

Inquiry
 

If the Appellant and the Council do not agree to the written procedure, there will be a hearing or Inquiry instead.  Hearings are less formal than inquiries and usually involve an open discussion led by the Inspector.

 

  • Lodge the Planning Appeal including completion of the Appeal Forms
     

  • Drafting the Grounds of Appeal
     

  • Drafting a Hearing Statement (‘the six-week statement’)
     

  • Obtaining and reviewing the Council’s Questionnaire and the Council’s Hearing Statement and any third party comments
     

  • Preparing for, attending and participating in a hearing
     

  • Attending the Site Visit conducted by the Inspector (If appropriate)
     

  • Obtaining and Reviewing the Inspector’s Decision

Hearing
 

If the Appellant and the Council do not agree to the written procedure, there will be a hearing or Inquiry instead.  Hearings are less formal than inquiries and usually involve an open discussion led by the Inspector.

 

  • Lodge the Planning Appeal including completion of the Appeal Forms
     

  • Drafting the Grounds of Appeal
     

  • Drafting a Hearing Statement (‘the six-week statement’)
     

  • Obtaining and reviewing the Council’s questionnaire and the Council’s Hearing Statement and any third party comments
     

  • Preparing for, attending and participating in a hearing
     

  • Attending the Site Visit conducted by the Inspector (If appropriate)
     

  • Obtaining and Reviewing the Inspector’s Decision

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4 The Crossroads Business Park,
Freckleton Street,
Kirkham,
Lancashire,
PR4 2SH

01253 795 548
 

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