If you are refused planning permission or do not agree with the planning conditions imposed, you have the right to appeal. Planning decision appeals are dealt with by the Planning Inspectorate, an independent government agency.

Before you make an appeal, we recommend you first discuss the reasons for refusal with the planning officer handling your case, as a revised application may be acceptable.

Who can appeal?

Only the person who made the planning application (or their planning agent) can make an appeal. If you aren’t the applicant, the only option available to you is to challenge the lawfulness of the council’s decision in the Administrative Court.

What can I appeal about?

You can appeal against our decision concerning the following:

  • refusal of planning permission

  • refusal of advertisement consent

  • lawful development certificates

  • tree preservation and tree replacement appeals

  • conditions that were imposed when planning permission was granted

  • a decision that was not made within the deadline (eight weeks for householders and minor applications and 13 weeks for major applications)

  • called-in planning applications

  • Section 106BC and Section 106B agreements/decisions

  • Community Infrastructure Levy appeals

  • the serving of an enforcement notice.

How do I make an appeal?

Guidance on making an appeal can be found on GOV.UK, along with the appeal forms.

You can submit an appeal online via the Appeals Casework Portal.

Appeal a Planning Decision

How long do I get to submit an appeal?

Your decision notice will tell you how long you have to appeal.

How do I view or comment on an appeal?

You can view guidanceexisting appeals and comment on an appeal online via the Appeals Casework Portal.