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Planning appeals

If a planning application has been refused, granted subject to conditions which are considered unreasonable, or has not been determined within the eight-week statutory time period, the applicant has a right of appeal to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.  A similar right of appeal exists against planning enforcement notices served by the council.

There is no right of appeal against a planning decision by third parties such as neighbours.

View current appeals

How to appeal

Before submitting your appeal you are advised to contact the case officer who dealt with your application to discuss if any amendments to your proposal would overcome the reasons for refusal which will be set out in the decision notice.

You must make your appeal to the Planning Inspectorate within the appropriate time limit:

  • Planning applications or listed building consent: 6 months from the date of decision
  • Householder planning applications: 12 weeks from the date of decision
  • Advertisement consent: 8 weeks from the date of decision
  • Tree works applications: 2 months from the date of decision

Submit your appeal online (or by post) from the Planning Portal

Appeals procedure guidance

Appeals are determined using one of three procedures. Each procedure is different and a guide to taking part is available.

Planning appeals
Enforcement appeals

Further information





01524 582950

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