Planning Appeals


Planning Appeals

If you are unhappy with a decision by your local planning authority against your planning application, you can appeal that decision to An Bord Pleanála for a second opinion. If you appeal a decision to An Bord Pleanála, the local planning authority decision is set aside and every aspect of your application is viewed afresh. Every appeal must follow a very strict procedure. It is very common for an appeal made by an inexperienced individual to be refused validation and rejected by An Bord Pleanála because the strict procedure was not adhered to. It is advisable to get some expert help when submitting an appeal.

Launching an appeal with An Bord Pleanála is a serious step, as it is really your last resort. Consult with Declan Noonan & Associates and we will assess all the elements of your refusal. We will advise you on what is the best course of action for you. This may not be to launch an appeal straight away. It may be more beneficial to examine the grounds for refusal and submit a new application to the local planning authority. Either way, put our expertise and experience to work for you, so you can be assured your appeal will have the best possible chance of success.

However, time is of the essence. Acting quickly is so important when dealing with planning appeals. You only have 28 days to lodge an appeal and often four or five days have already lapsed by the time you actually receive the local planning authority’ s decision. Reviewing all of the documentation and preparing a strong case for An Bord Pleanála is time consuming. it is not in your best interests to rush this, so contact Declan Noonan & Associates as soon as possible to give your appeal the best chance of success.

When you come to us with we will examine all of the submitted information and take a fresh look at your case for you. We will then make a recommendation on the best way forward for you.

If we feel the application was unfairly adjudicated on or that the planning authority were in error when assessing your application, we will take on your appeal and prepare a suitable case to identify the facts of your situation. By appointing us as your planning consultant in dealing with your case with An Bord Pleanála you can be assured your submission will result in the best possible chance of success.

The decision as to whether or not make an appeal to An Bord Pleanála should not be taken lightly. Should the board make a ruling against your appeal it may not be possible to re-engineer a successful conclusion. If the board rules against you, we look through the inspector’s report to see if there is any possibility of a successful outcome for your application. The inspector’s reports are usually very detailed, setting out all parameters surrounding the decision and giving the reasoning behind the decision. Within this report a trained expert can assess if there is any options open to the applicant or if the application can go no further.

Our great success in winning planning appeals is as a result of our overall approach and attention to detail. We review an unsuccessful decision from all possible angles. We submit reasoned arguments to An Bord Pleanála in a high quality presentation with exact technical content and present justifiable arguments as to why permission should be granted. We know the avenues to take to get results.

Through the years we have built up a wealth of knowledge as to how An Bord Pleanála reacts to a given situation. We are adept at dealing with emergency or troublesome situations. People often come to us to rectify the mistakes caused by hiring an inexperienced planning agent. As a result we have had significant dealings with An Bord Pleanála and are best placed to make a judgment as to how a particular situation will pan out. We have experienced practically every situation and undoubtedly have seen a case similar to your situation. Making a decision quickly to appeal is critical. This will allow plenty of time to prepare an excellent appeal and to give your planning appeal the greatest chance of succeeding.

Contact Declan Noonan & Associates to get started on your appeal today.

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