Planning and enforcement appeals
Planning and enforcement appeals are dealt with by an independent government body known as the Planning Inspectorate. This page explains how to lodge appeals and gives information about them.
Who can appeal
Only the applicant or agent can appeal. There is no third party right of appeal.
If you commented on the original planning application, we will tell you if an appeal is lodged and forward copies of your correspondence to the Planning Inspectorate. You can, if you wish, submit additional comments to them.
When can appeals be made
See the reverse of our planning decision notice for details of how and when to lodge an appeal.
Applicants can appeal
- against the refusal of an application
- against conditions imposed on an approval
- on the grounds of 'non-determination' if we fail to determine an application by the deadline set by the government
- against an enforcement notice
There are different appeal procedures. Follow the links below to find out more about the different procedures.
Fast track appeals for householder applications
Guide to taking part in planning appeals proceeding by written representations
Guide to taking part in appeals proceeding by a hearing
Guide to taking part in appeals proceeding by Public Inquiry