Planning Enforcement


At Aitchison Raffety, we recognise the problems which arise when enforcement action is threatened or, worse still, when Enforcement Notices are served on clients.  We are able to respond quickly to these situations and provide clear guidance to clients on the most appropriate way to proceed in order to resolve the situation.

Our goal is to reach a negotiated solution with the Council, submitting applications for planning permission or Certificates of Lawfulness as appropriate. Where it is not possible to reach an agreed solution with the Council, or where formal enforcement action has commenced, we are able to appeal on behalf of clients.

Our planning professionals are highly experienced in the appeals process and are able to formulate the most appropriate approach for each individual case.  We pride ourselves in preparing high quality compelling evidence on behalf of clients in both written form and also orally at Hearings and Public Inquiries. We have the skills to guide clients through what is often a very stressful and challenging time.