Applicants can challenge the
If you believe the Council's refusal
of planning permission to be unreasonable, you can appeal
against the decision.
For householder appeals, the time limit for an
applicant to submit an appeal is 12 weeks from the date of the
notice of the decision or determination giving rise to the
Reference should be made to the new definition
of householder appeal for a precise interpretation, but generally
speaking appeals which attract the shortened 12 week time limit are
appeals against refusals on householder applications e.g extensions
or incidental outbuildings i.e. garages.
In all other cases, the period for submitting
an appeal is 6 months, except in the case of development subject to
an enforcement notice, or against non-determination of an
application for a non-material minor amendment where the period is
This process begins with a discussion with the
Case Officer who processed your application. You can contact your
Officer directly to arrange this. If the objections to the proposal
can be overcome through negotiation you can submit a revised
application that stands a far higher chance of being accepted.
If the objections cannot be overcome at this
discussion and you are still unhappy, then you can launch a
All planning appeals are dealt with by
the Planning Inspectorate, an independent Government
body based in Bristol.
Details of how to appeal are sent out with the
How do I appeal?
All planning appeals are dealt with by the
Planning Inspectorate, an independent Government body based in
Bristol. Details of how to appeal are sent out with the Decision
Search for cases
If you are interested in previous Inspectors'
decisions on certain types of cases or appeals, you can
search for appeal cases online in the Planning
How do I track the progress of an appeal?
You can track the progress of an appeal against
a planning application decision (either your own or for an
application you are interested in) by using our online planning application service available on
Appeals lodged, withdrawn, allowed, dismissed
or where there are forthcoming inquiries or hearings are reported
in the agenda for each meeting of the Development Control Committee.
Details of some appeals will be also be
available on the Planning Inspectorate website. On-line facilities
to comment on an appeal are also available.
If you require further information you can
contact the Development Control Service
Telephone: 01442 228376
do I comment on an appeal?
Parties who made representations or objections
at the application stage are given the opportunity to comment on
any subsequent appeal against refusal or against any imposed
conditions. Comments on an appeal will be taken into account
by the Planning Inspector. As this is a legal process, make sure
that you follow advice given and meet deadlines set.
A detailed guide to taking part in planning
appeals is available on the Planning Inspectorate website .
Details of some appeals are available on the
Planning Portal website. There are also online facilities to make comments .