About planning appeals

Planning appeals can be tracked through PublicAccess. You can also make a comment on an appeal through the Planning Portal.

Planning appeals are dealt with by the Planning Inspectorate, an independent government agency working on behalf of the Secretary of State.

You have the right to appeal to the Planning Inspectorate when:

  • planning permission has been refused;
  • planning permission has been granted subject to conditions and you wish to contest those conditions; or
  • the council has not issued any decision within the statutory period.

Such appeals must be submitted within six months of our decision or the expiry of the relevant statutory period, as appropriate.

If you are considering submitting an appeal, you may find it helpful in the first instance to discuss with a planning officer whether there is scope to amend your proposal in a way that will overcome the council's objections.