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Planning Applications

Appeal or comment on a planning decision

If you are unhappy with the decision made with your planning application you should lodge an appeal within the time as indicated on the decision notice.

Before you appeal it may be worthwhile discussing with the case officer as to why the proposal was refused and whether any changes would be acceptable. If you submit a further application within twelve months of a refusal it will not incur a fee as long as it is the same or similar to the previous application.

How to appeal

You will need to provide the following documents to appeal:

  • a copy of your application
  • a copy of the site ownership certificate
  • a copy of the local planning authority’s decision notice
  • any other documents that directly support your appeal, for example, your grounds for appeal

Appeal a planning decision online

Or by posting your documents to; The Planning Inspectorate, Room 3/13, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN.

Your appeal will be considered by a Planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State.

Comment on an appeal

If you are interested in an application, whether you are for or against it, you almost certainly will be interested in the outcome.

The original applicant of a planning application may disagree with the decision made by the authority, if this is the case they may lodge an appeal.

You can only comment on an appeal if it is a strategic or non-household application. Anyone can comment on an appeal by using the online appeals service.

You cannot provide further comments on an appeal for a householder application (for applications such as extensions or alterations), however, any previous comments submitted will be passed on to the Planning Inspectorate.