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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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Refused planning permission for a dormer loft extension? It pays to appeal…

Refused planning permission for a dormer loft extension? It pays to appeal...

It can be been tricky to get full planning permission for a loft conversion with a dormer roof extension. These extensions are usually permitted development (where planning permission is not required), but permission is required for extensions to all flats and to some houses in certain areas

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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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Why Councils refuse planning permission for two-storey side extensions, and often lose at appeal

Why Councils refuse planning permission for two-storey side extensions, and often lose at appeal

Why Councils refuse planning permission for two-storey side extensions, and often lose at appeal Just Planning receives hundreds of enquiries every year from householders who have been refused planning permission for extensions to their home. A number of these are for the most common form of householder

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The nightmare of receiving an Enforcement Notice against your dormer roof extension

The nightmare of receiving an Enforcement Notice against your dormer roof extension

The nightmare of Enforcement Notices against (permitted development) dormer roof extensions Every month, we help homeowners who are facing enforcement action after building a dormer extension to the roof of their property. Councils issue hundreds of Enforcement Notices ever year requiring householders to remove dormers that have

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Newham Council loses planning appeal and is required to pay our client’s full costs

Newham Council loses planning appeal and is required to pay our client's full costs

Newham Council loses at appeal and is required to pay our client’s full costs On 2 September, we received notification that we had been successful in a planning appeal against a refusal of planning permission for a straightforward first floor rear extension in Forest Gate, in the

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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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Why we have a high success rate on planning appeals for balconies and roof terraces

Why we have a high success rate on planning appeals for balconies and roof terraces

Why we have a high success rate on planning appeals for balconies and roof terraces In densely packed towns and cities, balconies and roof terraces make a huge difference to quality of life. So how easy is it to get planning permission? Sadly, not easy at all.

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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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