Councils using ‘Intelligence’ to track down low EPC properties and fine £5,00015:08 PM, 29th March 2021
About 2 weeks ago 36
I am converting a warehouse with planning department permission into 3 dwellings the 1st of the dwellings I am renovating into a 9 bed HMO.
The planning dept have kept me waiting for over 6months for a decision. Finally they have recommended for approval, but last week the council planning committee voted 9 out of 12 to refuse permission. Total Joke!
Now i need to go to appeal. My architect reckons appeals are now taking over a year and that I will lose as the government are trying to save councils money in expensive costs for lost appeals and that appeal officers are effectively one of the same kind as the council and on there side!!
Is this true?
I don’t know whether to appeal or try to negotiate with planning to modify the plans?
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