Planning Permission holds a very important key for your project completion and if it gets rejected by the Local Planning Authority or you did not decide to acquire it in the first place, your project might face months rather years of halt. It also adds value to your land. Therefore it is best advised to get the Planning Permission from every Planning Consultant.

But it is easier said than done. Writing a Planning Application to get the Permission is not an as easy task as one would think. There are multiple intricacies you should be aware of like the Latest update of the Legislation, Full knowledge of the Planning Law, Know your way around the Planning Department, etc. For further details to draw your own Planning Permission, click here.

Even if you were confident enough to draw your own Plan, but you still get rejected, here are some of the possible reasons for your Proposal to get refused:

What are the Reasons for Planning Permission to get refused?

Affecting your neighbour or your surroundings.

One of the main reasons for Planning Permission refusal is that the development may affect the neighbours or your surrounding. This may include gardens, balconies or any security issue that one might face.

Not meeting the minimum requirements.

In order to make changes to your property, you have to meet the minimum requirements to make changes, such as submission of proper paperwork, maps, correct designs of your development, etc.

Not having Standard Quality.

The Local Planning Authority takes the quality standard and Standard of Living very seriously. Therefore if they found any discrepancies in your proposal, they will reject it right away.

Effects on Nature.

If there is even the slightest possibility that your project may harm nature and/or wildlife, the Local Planning Authority will definitely refuse your proposal.


One of the most overlooked points is Privacy. If your development is invading the privacy of your neighbour or there is a possibility that it might infringe on the privacy of someone else, it will get refused.

Safety Hazards.

Materials that are being used in the development of your project should not contain any harmful substances that might affect nature or anyone else. These things will get refused immediately.

Listed Building.

If your building is a listed building, you have to get the Listed Building Consent. In the absence of that, the proposal may get refused. To know more about this, you should consult the Local Planning Authority or a Building Consultant.


These are some of the common reasons your proposal will get refused by the Local Planning Authority. It does not matter if you woke up at 5 in the morning and somehow rambled up 18 pages of Planning Application, Front and Back. it will still face rejection if the development has these above-mentioned reasons.

What should you do, that has been recommended by almost every Planning Expert?

There can be two cases: You can Appeal if your proposal gets rejected or you are not satisfied with the Council’s decisions. Planning Enforcement Limited can offer you Appeals of any type that suits your requirements.

Or, if you want to avoid Planning Proposal Disaster, the best option is to hire a professional for it. Planning Enforcement Limited is the best Planning Consultant in your city. We have an extensive team of competent specialists who has over 20 years of experience. We not only analyse the whole property and your plans for you but also navigate you through every complex detail of the whole Planning Process. In case if you are confused between an Architect and a Planning Consultant, we have a team of architects as well who will help you to get your Design Permission. Do approach us for any Planning Consultation / Advice.


How much does a planning consultant cost?

Costing primarily depends on the scale of your project. From Design Permission to Just consultation, Prices varies from consultant to consultant. But the average would be around £450.

Are planning consultants worth it?

Yes, absolutely they are worth every penny of yours. In fact, the whole planning process, if not done correctly, can delay the whole project by years. A Planning Consultants can navigate you through every legal process and get you out of any planning-related issues.

What is the role of a planning consultant?

The role of a Planning Consultant will get you out of any situation that you are stuck in at the beginning or during your building project. If your project leads to multiple intricacies to get planning permission and you have to interpret Planning Policy and Local Development Plans, a Planning Consultant on your side will only make this whole Planning Process smoother than ever and you will be reassured with the results as well.

How do I choose a planning consultant?

Choosing the best planning consultant for your project is very easy when you follow our steps.

What do town planning consultants do?

Planning Consultants help, supervise, and advise you with every planning related issues that you might face at any stage of your construction project. They will help you acquire the planning permission and/or in case of application rejection, they will help you to appeal for the permission.