Appeal a planning decision

Appeals can be made for a number of reasons, but most are made because we have refused planning permission. 

Appeals must be made within six months of the date of the notice of decision, or within 12 weeks if the appeal is against a refusal of a householder application.

Only the person who has applied for planning permission (the applicant) has a legal right to appeal a planning decision.

There is no third party right of appeal in England.

The applicant can appeal planning decision if:

  • No decision has been reached on the application within the statutory eight week (or 13 week) period;
  • The application is refused; or
  • The applicant does not agree with one or more of the conditions on an approval.

Appeal a planning decision