Process for householder applications

A householder appeal is an appeal against the refusal of planning permission for development attached to a dwelling or within its grounds; or permission which is granted with conditions you object to. 

If you are submitting a householder planning application you will only have 12 weeks from the date of decision to submit your appeal if the council refuses your application. The time period for all other types of appeal is six months. The shorter appeal timescale came about when the householder appeal service was introduced in April 2009 to streamline the procedure for householder appeals.

Appeals against refusals on householder applications will proceed on the basis of written representations and there will be no further opportunity for third parties to comment at the appeal stage. Instead, any representations made to the local planning authority at the application stage will be sent to the Secretary of State and will be considered when determining the appeal.

Information about the householder appeals service can be found on the Planning Inspectorate website.