The appeal process, when conducted by a planning consultant, generally begins with an application review and audit. The decision notice will be thoroughly analysed, in order to establish initial weak points within the refusal. When combined with a more thorough highlighting the application’s strengths, this should increase the chances of a successful application.

Planning consultants may also provide a supporting planning statement, which addresses key issues, and sets out planning grounds in favour of the application.

Following this, a proposal indicating the likelihood of a successful reapplication will be proposed, and listed alongside cost.  These steps may be undertaken by an individual, but are generally much more effective with professional input.