Providing Evidence and Representation at a Hearing

Hearings are open to members of the public and give everyone concerned the chance to give their views. Whilst hearings are informal, they must be orderly so that everyone involved can have a fair hearing.

The appellant will usually give his or her views on a topic first, followed by the Local Planning Authority, and then anyone else who wants to comment.

When everyone who wants to speak has done so, in most cases, the Inspector will suggest that the hearing is continued at the site of the development which is the subject of the Hearing. Most hearings end after any discussion at the appeal site, after which the Inspector writes their decision.

Cotswold Transport Planning has a wide range of experience of writing evidence and attending Hearings, always working closely with the appeal team to ensure the most robust case is put forward.