Securing planning permission for any development requires the preparation and submission of a planning application.

The level of detail required by Local Planning Authorities has increased significantly over recent years and there are a wide variety of additional technical surveys that are often required to support an application.

Making a planning application and managing its progress through the planning system can be a complex and at times a challenging process. The Batcheller Monkhouse planning team can assist in every aspect of the application process from submission through to determination and if necessary, in handling an appeal. Our expertise and guidance can assist you in navigating the planning system in the most timely and beneficial way.

Planning Applications

We assist and advise on the planning application process, from the initial design formulation stages and making a planning application through to negotiating with the Local Planning Authority, securing consent and post decision condition clearance. We provide a highly flexible planning service that can support your project at all stages, whether you are looking for full application management or one-off help at a specific point in the process.

Planning Appeals

Where planning permission is refused or enforcement action is taken there is the opportunity to make an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate for independent examination of your development or planning case. We have extensive knowledge and experience of the planning appeal process, and will advise you on the best means of pursuing your appeal, providing full representation if required.


Where a breach of planning control has occurred, it is open to the Local Authority to pursue action to remedy the situation. The Local Planning Authority has a variety of legal means of enforcing planning control which will all require a different response. We can provide advice on how to manage and negotiate such situations and our expert knowledge of planning law and enforcement procedures can assist in protecting your position.

Please contact a member of our excellent planning team today to discuss how we can help you.

Offices in BattleHaywards HeathPulborough and Tunbridge Wells.