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Why we win 3 out of 4 planning appeals in Hillingdon

Why we win 3 out of 4 planning appeals in Hillingdon

The London Borough of Hillingdon grants permission for only 60% of minor applications and 65% of householder applications, against a national average approval rate of 83% and 90% respectively. In our experience, it takes a particularly hard line on applications for extensions (especially side and rear extensions) […]

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Planners targeting Airbnb landlords with Enforcement Notices

Planners targeting Airbnb landlords with Enforcement Notices

A record number of people visiting family and friends take advantage of cheap and flexible Airbnb rentals, as the short-lets website continues its explosive growth in the UK. However, the site’s success is creating a backlash as neighbours complain about noise and disturbance, and the battle is […]

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The Sunday Times quotes our research in a 7 page feature on the planning crisis

The Sunday Times quotes our research in a 7 page feature on the planning crisis

The Sunday Times quotes our research in a 7 page feature on the planning crisis In the Home section of today’s Sunday Times, journalist Martina Lees provides a detailed analysis of a crisis in the planning system. The article (which can be read here) features our detailed […]

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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. Almost […]

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Ealing Council wins award for its enforcement work against outbuildings

Ealing Council wins award for its enforcement work against outbuildings

Like a number of London councils, Ealing is taking a hard line against outbuildings being used as living accommodation without planning permission (so called ‘beds in sheds’). It won an award for its work at the recent Planning Magazine Enforcement Awards. There has been a significant increase […]

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Newham Council issues 300 Enforcement Notices on a single street

Newham Council issues 300 Enforcement Notices on a single street

Newham Council – Planning Enforcement Notices Newham Council issues more enforcement notices than almost any other council in the country. According to government planning statistics, the council issued a total of 382 notices in the year to September 2015. This is the second highest in all of […]

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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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RECENT SUCCESSES

  • Appeal Allowed (Full Planning Permission Granted)
    Appeal against a refusal of planning permission for side and rear extensions
    19/05/2017
  • Appeal Allowed (Full Planning Permission Granted)
    Appeal against a refusal of planning permission for the retention of a rear extension
    11/05/2017
  • Appeal Allowed (Full Planning Permission Granted)
    Application for planning permission for a first floor side extension
    09/05/2017

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