Planning appeals

Make an appeal against a planning decision, comment on an appeal or search for an appeal

When you can appeal 

You have the right to appeal under the following reasons: 

  • If your application has been refused 
  • You disagree with a condition(s) imposed on your planning permission 
  • The Local Planning Authority (LPA) have failed to decide your application within the statutory period 

The Planning Inspectorate, an independent Government body, deals with all appeals. It will assess both sides of an appeal, the appellant and that of the LPA and make a decision based on planning grounds.   

The appeal process 

There may be different types of procedure available to you depending on the type of appeal you’re submitting. 

Timescales and procedure for the submission and decision of an appeal varies dependent upon the nature of the initial planning application. If your application has been refused, this information accompanied with guidance on how you can appeal, will be included with your decision notice. Further guidance on how to submit your planning appeal can be found on the Planning Inspectorate's website.

Comment on a planning appeal

If you are a neighbour or another interested party, you can make a comment on current planning appeals. The Planning Portal has guidance on how you can  comment on an appeal

Search for a planning appeal

View advice on searching for an appeal.