Let's outfox the developers with a proper planning objection!
Objecting to a planning application
Get Taken Seriously
You need your views to be taken seriously by the authorities and to persuade them to refuse planning permission. At the very least you will need to put forward a persuasive argument to influence the local authorities decision - because once planning has been approved: There is no right of appeal!
A powerful, effective objection should be thoroughly prepared, objective and must be based upon genuine / material reasons for refusal. It needs to be well-presented; a coherent and well structured document which uses language familiar to Planning Officers and Councillors.
The right people - at the right time
Our team of experienced planning professionals are dedicated to helping people just like you to produce effective planning objections - generally with only a few day's lead time.
To find out what we can do for you please complete our questionnaire and we will advise accordingly.
Typical reasons for PLANNING objectionS:
Beware: not all of these issues are 'valid reasons'. Our skill and experience is found in knowing which reasons to select and how to exploit their maximum potential...
If you need professional help - we are here for you!
Our most popular service by far provides a professionally written objection for a fixed price - tailored to suit your point of view - meanwhile addressing all salient issues and perhaps other matters that you may not otherwise be aware of.
Before you agree to hire us, we ask you to provide us with some background information - our professional team will immediately check over the application and site history. We'll then verify all the details and confirm a fixed price up front.
If you are happy to proceed (and only then) we will do all of the necessary leg-work to prepare and write a quality objection on your behalf - saving you time, stress and granting peace of mind that you have all bases covered...
All you need to do is provide a few basic details, and we will get right back to you (usually the same day)...
If you would rather talk to someone and gain advice on a specific issue - we now offer a one-to-one service (by telephone or via zoom / video link) for a fixed price of £150.00 - this includes a preliminary review of the troublesome application and up-to one hour interview with one of our professional advisers (by appointment).
To request this service please click on the 'start now' link above, and select the appropriate option when prompted. Our team will be in touch to schedule an appointment at a convenient time.
RED-LINE - A SECOND OPINION ON YOUR own OBJECTION
A unique addition to our professional services - aimed squarely at those that wish to write their own letter (but need a valued 'second opinion' before posting to the planners).
We'll look over your draft letter and advise on its content for a one off fixed fee of just £265.00
If there are any recommendations from our team - such as legal issues, typographic errors or relevant / practical planning advice - we'll get back to you with appropriate revisions or direct written advice. Again, just use our 'start now' links to get going.
Hire us today and get a FREE copy of our e-book!
Do it yourself - Our professional guide to making a successful objection
the perfect option for anyone with time and patience to research and prepare a planning objection off their own back...
If you'd like to go it alone, you may be interested purchasing a copy of our regularly updated professional guide to preparing planning objections;
The publication offers detailed, up-to-date advice, tips and strategy as used by our own professional team - all of which should be sufficient to help you plan and implement a perfect planning objection.
If you need further assistance after reading this - you are absolutely welcome to come back to us - we will even discount the full value of the book from any of our other professional services should you need further assistance!
Free advice - The Planning Objection "cheat sheet"
If you really can't justify hiring a professional to assist - we understand. With your needs in mind we have produced a simple 'Cheat Sheet' - designed to assist anyone who might want to raise an objection to a planning application.
While not nearly as comprehensive as our objectors guide the cheat sheet includes handy pointers, tips and tricks to help you on your journey to preparing a planning objection.
Of course, should you decide that you really do need advice, you are more than welcome to get in touch at a later date. But remember - the clock is ticking!
Downloading the cheat sheet is completely free of charge - and without any obligation.
*NB: A current, valid email address is required
In case it's not already obvious... All we do is advise on planning applications, all day, week-in, week-out!
We are aware that development and planning is a complex environment with technical nuances and tricky jargon - so we try to keep our services simple. Aside from our core offer we are able to offer a wide range of additional professional services, including:
As an RICS practice (Chartered Surveyors) we can even provide licensed access (previously known as 'direct professional access') to Barristers' Chambers - which is particularly useful where an objection warrants a really heavy hitting legal opinion!
About this site
This website and associated online services are provided by The Planning Objection Company Ltd (trading as iObject.co.uk). The business was founded in 2012 to provide a dedicated planning objection advice and consultancy service - specifically helping those people wishing to oppose planning proposals.
Planning applications submitted throughout the UK are able to be challenged by members of the public for a wide variety of reasons. However, how this is best achieved is generally unclear and can be extremely daunting to the uninitiated. We are planning consultants who specialise in helping people to get their views heard during the planning application phase of building and development projects. We currently cover the English and Welsh planning systems - which are governed by the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 (As amended) and by various National Planning Policy Guidance, along with statute and related policies. Local plans and planning authorities also have their own individual planning policies that add additional layers of complexity to the objection and representation process.
We are here to make the objection process simple, concise and straightforward - enabling our customers to build the best possible case for halting inappropriate development.
Our team comprises private practice Professional Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Professional Members of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), planning officers and independent planning specialists.
The company is proud to offer professional, ethical and bespoke, situation-appropriate advice. We are managed in accordance within the strict codes of professional conduct set out by both RICS and RTPI.
We operate from offices around England and deal with a wide variety of planning matters on a daily basis. We understand the planning system, know many of the planners involved and the appropriate way to enable our customers to make a professional objection to a planning application.
We insist on giving impartial, honest advice as part of providing our services and operate a strict system of client confidentiality and conflict avoidance. Our customers receive professional advice that is tailored to the planning application they want to object to.
The Legal Bit
The Planning Objection Company Ltd. (trading as iObject.co.uk)
Registered in England No. 09011392
The Old Library, Hestercombe House, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset. TA2 8LG
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iObject is a Trademark of the Planning Objection Company Ltd