If you are the applicant you are eligible to appeal if a decision on a planning application hasn't been made in the required amount of time (between eight or 13 weeks), or you are not satisfied with the decision we have made.

The Planning Inspectorate is the authority to process all planning and planning enforcement appeals.

Appeals must be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate:

  • Within six months of the decision date
  • Within three months for a householder development
  • Within two months for refusal of advertisement consent

If an appeal is allowed the development can proceed; if it is dismissed our decision will stand.

Appeals can take several months to decide and they can be costly. Before considering an appeal, please contact the Case Officer that dealt with your application to see whether any changes to your proposal could make it more acceptable.

Last updated 30 October 2019
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