Appeals against the council's planning decisions are made to the Planning Inspectorate. The Secretary of State appoints the Planning Inspectors who determine the appeals.
You can appeal for a number of reasons. Most are against:
- the refusal of an application for planning permission;
- the refusal of other forms of application (e.g. listed building consent);
- the imposition of a condition the appellant disagrees with;
- the application not being decided within the statutory 8 week period; or
- the issue of an enforcement notice by the council.
Only the person who applied for planning permission, or was served with an enforcement notice has a legal right to appeal (known as the appellant). There is no right of appeal for interested people or organisations (known as third parties).
Last reviewed: 20 - 06 - 2011