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Appeal a planning application decision

Only an applicant can appeal a planning decision.

Appeal against a decision.

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Grounds for appeal

Applicants can appeal against a refusal of planning permission or against conditions applied to an application. Please note that only applicants may lodge an appeal, there is no right of appeal for third parties (e.g. Objectors to an application).

Informing interested parties

Everyone who comments in writing on an application will be informed if it becomes subject to an appeal. They will also be given the chance to make further submissions during the course of the appeal.

Time limit of appeals

An applicant must submit an appeal to the planning inspectorate within 6 months of receiving the decision from us.

Appeals are conducted by an impartial inspector, who is appointed by the government. During the course of an appeal, you can choose how you would like your appeal to be heard (By written representations, informal hearing or by public inquiry).

More about time limits of appeals.

  • Modified: Oct 14, 2013 2:48:36 PM