Do you know why planning permission was refused? If not, find out. Then contact as many people as you can who are on the same cabinet and complain.
'Sir, please,' she said ... 'Will you not share your wisdom with us?'
'I have no wisdom,' he told her.
'Your experiences, then?'
'They have been trivial, uninteresting, and full of error.'
Iain M. Banks -- Feersum Endjinn