Planning Appeal Tracker

Planning Appeal Tracker is an email service delivering you a summary of the most significant planning appeals straight to your inbox. This service briefs you on all the appeals within your selected development types; with each appeal
abstracted by experienced planning professionals.  A subscription to this service is ideal for professionals who have an interest in keeping ahead of all decisions made without having to read and summarise each appeal themselves.  

Planning Appeal Tracker is available as three services, standard, customised and Casework.

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A subscription to Planning Appeals Tracker gives you:

  • The quickest, most comprehensive weekly update

  • Only appeals that are relevant to your chosen topic

  • A full editorial description and abstract of the appeal

  • Links to download the full decision document

Choose which of the following three services best meets your needs.

Standard Tracker

Subscribers can choose to be kept up to date in any of 13 categories. Weekly email bulletins summarise appeals made in England, Scotland and Wales. Users have the opportunity to download the decisions online or request them through the customer service department.

See a sample for each Tracker category:

Customised Tracker

If you need to monitor a specific field or sector not shown in the above weekly services, then contact us to discuss how we can set up a customised service for you.

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Casework Tracker

Casework Tracker is a email service that delivers the most significant appeals each week across all areas of development (from satellite dishes to new settlements and from retail to renewable energy). The appeals are selected and abstracted by experienced planning professionals, based on their legal interest or where inspectors have arrived at interesting interpretations.

Benefits of Casework Tracker

  • Fast - appeals included will be at most 11 working days post decision date

  • Comprehensive

  • Full appeal downloads included in the subscription at your selected level

  • Key issues highlighted - all decisions include a full abstract

  • Customised to your requirements at no additional cost. For example, if you are only interested in housing appeals then we can make sure this is all you receive.

Save valuable time and money by allowing our team of experienced planning professionals to select the important planning appeals you need to know about.

How your subscription works

Each week you receive an email containing full abstracts of the selected appeals. Click on the DCS number to be taken to COMPASS Online where you can view the full appeal. Your subscription is inclusive of appeal downloads at your selected level, and more can be added as required.

View a Casework Tracker sample

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Latest Appeal Summaries

Vacant building credit not an automatic substitute for viability assessment

The redevelopment of an equestrian centre for 46 new houses, including four affordable homes, and the conversion of listed buildings to a further four dwellings in the Hertfordshire green belt, was rejected after an inspector found the level of affordable housing inadequate.

Value of community asset overplayed

A London community failed to persuade an inspector to reject plans to build house on an open space in their neighbourhood.

Fast food restaurant hours extended

An inspector approved longer trading hours for a MacDonald's restaurant and drive thru operating within the vicinity of residential development in a London borough, allowing it to open between 5am and 2am the following day.

Class M development preserves retail health

The change of use of a vacant bank in the secondary shopping frontage of an Essex town centre, to three flats plus the retention of a part for Class A2 use, was found by an inspector to satisfy permitted development requirements and to preserve the vitality and viability of the shopping area.