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Recent planning appeal successes for first floor extensions to bungalows

Recent planning appeal successes for first floor extensions to bungalows

Recent planning appeal successes for first floor extensions to bungalows Adding a second floor to a bungalow is a great way to add extra space, often doubling the floor area without increasing the footprint. Planning permission is required for a full second storey, but not necessarily for

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In the last 2 weeks, we won planning appeals in Rochford, Trafford, Uxbridge, Ilford, Blackburn, Sunbury & Thanet

In the last 2 weeks, we won planning appeals in Rochford, Trafford, Uxbridge, Ilford, Blackburn, Sunbury & Thanet

In the last week of March and the first week of April we won 7 planning appeals in locations all around England. It is a very gratifying result and we would like to congratulate all of our successful clients. The details of out appeal successes are as

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Our recent planning appeal successes against Hillingdon Council

Our recent planning appeal successes against Hillingdon Council

Our recent planning appeal successes against Hillingdon Council We specialise in planning appeals and submit appeals all over England and Wales, but the London Borough of Hillingdon has been a particularly busy council for us in 2018 and 2019. Hillingdon has made some particularly harsh decisions on

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We submit more planning appeals in Harrow than in any other council area

We submit more planning appeals in Harrow than in any other council area

Just Planning submitted 28 planning appeals against the London Borough of Harrow in 2018, more than against any other Council in England and Wales Most of the appeals we undertake in Harrow are for householder developments, generally extensions to dwellings.  Harrow takes a strict approach to extensions.

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Received an enforcement notice? How to persuade the council to withdraw it

Received an enforcement notice? How to persuade the council to withdraw it

Just Planning recently persuaded Enfield, Hounslow, Hillingdon & Ealing councils to withdraw enforcement notices. How? What is a planning enforcement notice? Councils have the power to serve an enforcement notice if they believe that a development (or change of use) has been carried out without planning permission.

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Our Consultants are RTPI Chartered Town Planners, and why it matters

Our Consultants are RTPI Chartered Town Planners, and why it matters

Why is membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) important? Homeowners and developers recognise the high quality of skills and experience that are held by Chartered Town Planners. They know that they can rely upon the designation as a sign of professionalism. Chartered Town Planners must

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Why we have won 8 of our last 10 planning appeals in Harrow

Why we have won 8 of our last 10 planning appeals in Harrow

Why we have won 8 of our last 10 planning appeals in Harrow Harrow Council in north-west London rejects more planning applications than most other councils in England and Wales and takes a particularly strict and inflexible approach to applications for householder extensions. Just Planning receives a

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The Telegraph features our advice on navigating an increasingly complicated planning system

The Telegraph features our advice on navigating an increasingly complicated planning system

Last Saturday, the Telegraph featured our advice on winning the planning system’s ‘postcode lottery’. As we have pointed out elsewhere, some councils grant permission for a much higher proportion of applications than others. Councils in the south east, and in London in particular, are especially poor performers. The

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Just Planning Chief Executive on LondonLive News

Just Planning Chief Executive on LondonLive News

Our Chief Executive, Martin Gaine, appeared on the LondonLive channel last week to comment on high planning application rates among London councils in particular. In discussions with the presenter, he urged people refused planning application to seek professional advice and always to consider a planning appeal. http://www.londonlive.co.uk/news/2016-03-02/planning-says-no-london-homeowners-struggle-with-approval

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The Times features our advice on planning applications and appeals

The Times features our advice on planning applications and appeals

Just Planning – The Times The ‘Bricks & Mortar’ section of the Times newspaper on Friday 26 February features Just Planning’s top tips on getting planning permission for householder extensions and alterations. The article can be viewed here: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/life/property/article4699218.ece We provided the following advice to homeowners considering an extension:

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