The Councils Decision on a Planning Application or on an
enforcement matter can sometimes lead to an appeal being
Appeals can be made in many circumstances, if for
example the council:
- Refused to grant Planning Permission
- Puts conditions on a Planning approval, which you
believe to be inappropriate
- Fails to determine a Planning Application within the time
- Serve an Enforcement Notice
Before making an appeal against a decision the council has
made on a planning application, we would encourage you to
contact the planning officer who dealt with your
application to see whether the scheme can be amended in
any way to make it acceptable.
Who can appeal?
Appeals can only be made by the person who made the original
application, and they must be made directly to the Planning
There are set time limits on the right to appeal
and these time limits vary depending on the type of
- Householder Applications, which have been refused the time
limit is 12 weeks
- All other types of applications where a decision has been made
the time limit is 6 months
- Non- determined applications the time limit is 6 months
Please note that these time limits start from the date when
the decision notice was issued, or in the case of
non-determination, from the date the decision should have been
Making and commenting on a planning appeal online
Whether you are appealing against a decision or are wanting to
make comments on an appeal, you can now do this online via the
If you have been served with an enforcement notice, and wish to
appeal against it, it is important that you firstly consider
why the notice was issued and decide from that whether you have any
grounds to appeal.
There are several grounds on which you can appeal
against an enforcement notice, these are available to
be viewed on the links below:
- Planning Inspectorate website or via the
Who can appeal?
Anyone with an interest in the land can appeal, whether or
not they have been served with a copy of the enforcement notice.
This normally means the owner, tenant or leaseholder.
If you still wish to proceed and appeal against the notice it is
important that you act quickly as any appeal must be made
before the date on which the notice takes effect. Normally this is
28 days from the date on which the notice was served.
Making an appeal
You can now submit an appeal against an enforcement notice to
the Planning inspectorate online via the Planning
Once an appeal has been determined the appeal
decision notice will be available to be viewed either via
the Planning Portal using the appeal case search or via our
Public access system, using the Planning Application search.
Appeal Decision notices on Planning Portal
- Appeal Decision notices on Public
Making an appeal online via the Planning Portal
For guidance on taking part in Planning appeals,
please click on the relevant electronic booklet below.
to taking part in planning appeals- Written
to taking part in planning appeals- Hearing
to taking part in planning appeals- Inquiry
For guidance on taking part in an Enforcement appeal, please
click on the relevant electronic booklet below.
to taking part in enforcement appeals- Hearing
to taking part in enforcement