Expert Witness


Making the technical arguments at Planning Appeals and Hearings, writing appeal statements, as well as highway stopping up and footpath diversion inquires.

When a planning application is refused this can be challenged through an appeal. Appeals can take a range of formats, from an exchange of written correspondence, informal hearings, and formal Public Inquiries.

SCP are experienced in all formats of appealing planning applications. Appeals can turn on technical arguments and it is important that you have the right team to support your appeal.


SCP also supports clients with changes to the public rights away network and stopping up of public highways. These can involve inquiries.

We regularly work with the top Barristers and will help present your case in the best way possible to influence the Inspector to make the decision in your favour. 

SCP are retained Expert witness and have supported a number of local planning authorities at both local plan inquiries and with planning appeals. If you are considering an appeal on highway or transport grounds, or have a highway that needs changing please get in touch with SCP.

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Since SCP’s inception in 1991, we have helped our clients deliver over 7,500 projects. SCP have worked on a diverse range of projects, planning applications, strategy development and detailed design schemes for clients ranging from Local Authorities to housebuilders, architects/town planners, food retailers, energy companies and many independent developers.

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