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Planning appeals

Make an appeal against our refusal of planning permission.

Published: 16 December 2020

Last updated: 6 December 2021

You have a right of appeal to the Secretary of State against our refusal of planning permission or related consent, against any conditions imposed where permission is granted, or against enforcement notices.

There is also a right of appeal against our failure to make a decision on an application within the prescribed time period (usually eight or 13 weeks after receipt of a valid application). 

How to appeal

Make an appeal

Most appeals related to planning applications must be made to the Planning Inspectorate within six months of the date of the decision.

The time period is shorter for householder and minor commercial development appeals (twelve weeks) and advertisement appeals (eight weeks).

Advice on making an appeal

Applicant's rights PDF, 92.6 KB, 2 pages

Most appeals are considered under the written representation procedure but they may also be heard by an Inspector at an informal hearing or a public inquiry.

The appellant and the council 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.

Track the status of a current planning appeal

Latest appeals: received and decided