Appealing a planning decision

If you disagree with our decision on your planning application, you can make an appeal to the Government's Planning Inspectors (also known as the 'Planning Inspectorate').

They will review your application and give an independent decision, which can override our decision.

Appeals must be lodged within 12 weeks of the date of the decision.

Appeals can be expensive and time consuming for both the applicant and the council.

You are encouraged to read the Officer's Report, and look at the possibility of changing the development, so that it can be granted planning permission. Some second applications can be submitted for free.

Read the planning decisions guidance notes or information about the planning inspectorate.

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