What happens if my application is refused?
It is rare but not impossible for planning permission to be rejected. In fact, about 75% of all planning permissions are approved in England. However, there are factors that can make your application to be refused. When this happens, you have the option of appealing the rejection. This can be done at the planning inspectorate. However, while the case is under review, it is recommended that you place a stay on any ongoing work at the development address. Failure to comply with the planning authority’s decision can result into serious losses on your part; loss of money, labour and effort.
Another option is to amend the proposal and resubmit after dealing with the reasons for refusal. You can submit as many planning permission applications as you want until you get approval for one of them. Records show that about 40% of homeowners who were denied planning permission eventually got approval. That being said, it is not a bad idea if you get approval at your first attempt. This is why we recommend that you involve an expert in your development plans from the beginning. An expert will be able to point out areas where you will have problem with the planning council and help you make corrections immediately.