Brent serves more Planning Enforcement Notices than any other council in England

Brent is our busiest borough for enforcement appeals. We help homeowners and developers who have fallen foul of the planning enforcement system. In some cases, we can work with the council to resolve enforcement problems. In others, we apply for retrospective planning permission. Often, we submit a planning appeal. The main reason Brent is so […]

Our repeated successes on householder planning appeals in west and north-west London

We are pleased to have had a number of appeal successes following refusals of planning permission for extensions in west and north-west London, especially in the boroughs of Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Brent and Barnet. Our last 7 appeal successes have been in these 5 boroughs. They refuse more applications, and more householder applications in particular, […]

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 a loft conversion or dormer roof extension (which may be permitted development). Bungalows are not always the most […]

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 the past year. Hillingdon has made some particularly harsh decisions on two-storey side and rear extensions and on some permitted development extensions. But it has also been […]

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 the past year, 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. It bases its decision on guidance […]

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. They may also serve a notice if a […]

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 adhere to a code of conduct that specifies […]