What can be appealed

A planning appeal can be made against:

  • the refusal of planning permission, listed building consent or advertisement consent
  • a specific planning condition imposed on a permission or consent
  • the non-determination of an application within agreed or statutory timescales
  • a planning enforcement notice

Who can appeal

Appeals may only be made by or on behalf of the person who made the application. There is no 'third party' right of appeal and this means that objectors or other parties cannot make an appeal if they are unhappy about the decision.

How to make an appeal

Appeals are dealt with by the Planning Inspectorate and are made through the Planning Portal

View current appeals

You can monitor the progress of an appeal through the PublicAccess system. If you have the appeal reference number it will help you find details more quickly, otherwise you can use the search facility.

View current planning appeals

Time limits

Appeals against the refusal of a planning application must be submitted:

  • 12 weeks from the date of the decision for householder developments
  • 6 months from the date of the application decision letter for all other developments

Appeals against non-determination may be made after a minimum period of two months (or such extended period as may be agreed in writing between the appellant and the council) from the date of the receipt of a valid application if no decision has been issued by the council.

Appeals made against an enforcement notice must be received by the Planning Inspectorate before the effective date of the notice (this will be shown on the notice).

We have no power to extend the time period for making an appeal.

There is further guidance on planning appeals available on the Planning permission and appeals pages of GOV.UK.

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