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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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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 and Hounslow 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. They may also

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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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DCLG Consultation on Upwards Extensions in London

DCLG Consultation on Upwards Extensions in London

DCLG Consultation on Upwards Extensions in London The government has started a consultation on making it easier for developers and homeowners to increase the height of their buildings (by a maximum of two storeys) to match the height of an adjoining building. The consultation document can be

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The ‘Withdrawal’ Method

The 'Withdrawal' Method

Should I withdraw my planning application? One of the most common questions Just Planning consultants are asked by clients is, ‘should I withdraw my planning application’. It usually follows a conversation with a council planning officer who has indicated that an application is unlikely to be successful and

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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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Increased application fees will place an unfair burden on householders

Increased application fees will place an unfair burden on householders

Increased planning application fees unfair The government has announced plans to increase planning application fees to help plug a shortfall in Council funding. Councils indicate that fee income covers approximately 50% of the cost of running a planning department, and wider Council budgets are being cut. The

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NEVER ignore an Enforcement Notice

NEVER ignore an Enforcement Notice

Enforcement Notices Councils have the power to issue a Planning Enforcement Notice if officers suspect a breach of planning control. The most commonly understood breach is building a structure without first obtaining planning permission. However, you may also be in breach for failing to carry out a development exactly

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