Appealing against a decision

If you are unhappy with a decision that we have made concerning a planning application that you have submitted or an enforcement notice that we have served, you can appeal.

The information below will help you understand what types of decisions can be appealed, who can make an appeal and how an appeal can be submitted.

What types of decisions can be appealed?

You can appeal against the following:

  • a refusal of planning permission or consent
  • conditions attached to a planning permission
  • a decision not being made within eight weeks of us receiving a valid application (known as “non-determination”)
  • an enforcement notice

Appeals are only intended as a last resort. If we have refused your planning application, talk to your case officer as you may be able to amend your plans to make them acceptable.

Who can appeal against a decision?

Only the person who made the planning application or has been served an enforcement notice can appeal.

How do I appeal against a decision?

You must submit your appeal to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS). They will complete a thorough investigation and make an independent judgement on whether any decision should be amended.

How do I view details of current and decided appeals?

You can comment on a current appeal online through the Planning Portal. If the appeal is being made under the householder process you do not have the opportunity to comment but any comments made about the original application will be taken into account.

Where can I find out further information?

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