Greystoke finances and manages planning appeals on our clients' behalf. If a planning application has been unreasonably rejected, Greystoke appeals the decision of the local planning authority. We pay all the costs of making an appeal and instruct barristers, planning consultants and expert witnesses. Greystoke is only paid on success.



Guided by Anthony Crean QC, with over 30 years of experience contesting appeals, we offer a flexible and creative approach to the statutory appeals process. Greystoke will instruct a experienced team of barristers, planning consultants and expert witnesses. We assist with inquiries, hearings and written representations. 


Our partnership with Greystoke provides us with an opportunity to de-risk certain contentious sites on which we have been unable to achieve a resolution to grant consent at planning committee. Whilst the vast majority of sites we promote achieve a planning consent without the need to appeal to the Planning Inspectorate, Greystoke’s expertise and track record make them a partner of choice if an appeal is required.

John Lougher

Strategic Land Director, Vistry Group

I often have cases where clients (landowners, land promoters and developers) have sites with planning potential but they are unwilling to go to appeal because of the costs, the risk and in some cases inexperience in the appeal system.  Greystoke have brought an innovative solution to the market which allows those clients to proceed to appeal, allowing others to guide them through the process and shoulder the risk. 


It is also unique because Greystoke has Anthony Crean QC involved in all its projects on a day to day basis.  His experience of the planning system informs the strategic decisions and guides the teams of consultants that are handpicked to suit each project.

David Hutchison

Executive Director, Pegasus Group

Having just completed a Public Inquiry in King’s Lynn, I can only reflect positively on the manner in which Greystoke took on the case and managed the appeal process.  Offering  a “no win, no fee” model for appealing planning decisions is unusual but what sets Greystoke apart is the quality, breadth of knowledge and experience that they bring to the process.

Paul Belton

Partner, Carter Jonas