There is a right of appeal to the Secretary of State against the Council's refusal, or failure to deal with an application within the prescribed time. Details of the latest Appeals Received and Decided are published below:
- Appeals Received August 2013
- Appeals Decided August 2013
- Appeals Received September 2013
- Appeals Decided September 2013
How to Appeal
Most appeals relating to planning applications must be made to the Planning Inspectorate within 6 months of the date of the decision. For householder applications made after 6 April 2009, the period for submitting an appeal has been reduced from 6 months to 12 weeks. In the case of advertisement applications, appeals must be made within 8 weeks.
From 1st October 2013, Minor Commercial Appeals have to be lodged within 12 weeks from the date of refusal.
Appeals can be considered by the written procedure or can be heard by an Inspector at an Informal Hearing or a Public Inquiry. Most cases are considered by the written procedure. The appellant and the local authority can request that their case be dealt with at a Hearing or a Public Inquiry but the Planning Inspectorate will decide which procedure is to be used. There is no third party right of appeal against the grant or refusal of permission.
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