Only an applicant can appeal a planning decision.
Applicants can appeal against a refusal of planning permission or against conditions applied to an application. Applicants can also appeal against non determination of a planning application if it remains undetermined after the target date.
Only applicants can lodge an appeal, there is no right of appeal for third parties (e.g. Objectors to an application).
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.
All appeals must be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate. There are different time limits to make an appeal depending on the type of application:
The timescales run from the date on the decision notice.
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 the appeals process is available on the Planning Portal.