High Court Challenges - Judicial Reviews, S288, S289

Only the High Court can challenge the Council’s decision to grant planning permission or the decision of the Planning Inspectorate to grant or refuse permission following planning and enforcement appeals.

These challenges come in the form of a judicial review application, or a statutory challenge (s288or s289). If you wish to consider filing a High Court appeal, make sure you have solid legal backing from specialist planning solicitors at Attwells Solicitors.

Attwells are specialist planning solicitors. We take a personal, proactive approach to cases. We will assess the legality of any decision to grant or refuse planning permission. Attwells Solicitors will also advise on the prospects of a successful outcome at the Planning Court (part of the High Court).


Attwells Solicitors has a strong focus on client care, always keeping our clients informed and reassured throughout the process. Our aim is to offer practical, expert advice for any case, large or small, drawing on our 20 years’ experience in planning law to design an effective plan of action.

Our team is happy to work with both individuals and businesses nationwide on a remote basis, as well as serving our local areas of Colchester, Ipswich, Chelmsford and London.