Planning Appeals

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Planning Appeals                    

If your application has been refused, you do not agree with one or a number of conditions that have been imposed on your planning permission, or the Local Planning Authority (LPA) have failed to decide your application within the set statutory period, you have the right to appeal.

Appeals are made to and decided by the Planning Inspectorate, an external and independent government body who will assess both sides of the appeal, that of the LPA and that of the appellant, and make a decision based on planning grounds.

The timescales and procedure for the submitting and deciding of appeals varies dependent upon the nature of the planning application in question. If your application is refused this information, as well as guidance on how you can appeal, will be included with your decision notice. Further guidance on this as well as other aspects of the appeals process can be found in the guidance leaflets at the bottom of this page.

Important changes to the Appeal's process came into force on 6 April 2009. The most significant of which was the introduction of The Householder Appeal Service (HAS) which aims to speed up the householder written representations appeal process. This service will only relate to householder applications received on or after 6 April 2009. Guidance on this and other changes to the appeal process, can be found on the Planning Inspectorate's website at


Submitting an Appeal

Guidance on how to submit your planning appeal can be found on the Planning Inspectorate's website at

Alternatively you can submit your appeal through the Planning Portal:  Submit an Appeal through the Planning Portal

Please Note:  The Inspectorate will publish details of your appeal on the internet (on the Appeal's area of the Planning Portal). This may include a copy of the original planning application form and relevant supporting documents supplied to the local authority by you or your agent, together with the completed appeal form and information you submit to the Planning Inspectorate. Please ensure that you only provide information, including personal information belonging to you that you are happy will be made available to others in this way. If you supply personal information belonging to a third party please ensure you have their permission to do so. More detailed information about data protection and privacy matters is available on the Planning Portal.


How to Comment on a Current Appeal

If you are neighbour or other interested party you can make comment on current planning appeals using the following link