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

Strategic policy up to date despite out of date settlement boundaries

An outline scheme for 270 dwellings and a community park in open countryside adjoining a village in Leicestershire was refused for conflict with the development plan settlement strategy overall, despite that strategy being based on out of date settlement boundaries.

Council to pay costs for limiting public attendance at inquiry

A mixed-use scheme for the redevelopment of a shopping centre in a Kent town was approved with the benefits of retail regeneration, new homes and businesses outweighing any disbenefits, particularly in an area with a housing supply shortfall. The scheme included 303 new dwellings including 132 build to rent affordable homes, commercial , community and retail floorspace, parking and public realm improvements.

Apartment blocks' design uninspiring in quayside conservation area

The redevelopment of former industrial buildings for housing apartments in a quayside conservation area in Tyneside was refused for its harm to the appearance and character of the conservation area through an inappropriate design response.

Addition of upper floor to non-listed bunker unacceptable

The conversion of a WWII bunker to a two-storey holiday let in the Devon countryside was refused for its harm to a non-designated heritage asset, the setting of nearby listed buildings and the appearance and character of the area generally.