Planning Appeals

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Planning Appeals to the Secretary of State

You can appeal a planning decision if either:

  • you disagree with it
  • the decision was not made within 8 weeks (13 weeks for a major development, such as 10 or more dwellings or a building of more than 1,000 square metres)

There’s no fee for appealing.

Only the person who made the application can appeal. If you did not apply, you can comment on an appeal instead.

If you disagree with a decision, you must appeal within 6 months of the date on the decision notice from your local planning authority except in the case of a householder application (see details below)

If they did not make a decision within 8 weeks, you can appeal up to 6 months after the decision was due except in the case of a householder application (see details below)

The deadline’s earlier if you’ve received an enforcement notice - you must appeal within 28 days of the notice.

Appealing a Householder Decision

You can appeal a householder planning decision if you disagree with it.

Householder planning applications cover small projects like extensions and loft conversions.

There’s no fee for appealing.

Only the person who made the application can appeal.

If you disagree with a decision, you must appeal within 12 weeks of the date on the decision notice from your local planning authority.

The deadline’s earlier if you’ve received an enforcement notice. You must appeal within 28 days of the notice.

How to Appeal

You can submit your appeal online to the Planning Inspectorate here

If you want to appeal more than one decision you must make a separate appeal for each.

You need to send a copy of your appeal, including all the supporting documents to us. The Planning Inspectorate will tell you how to do this.

If you would like to submit your appeal by post please contact the Planning Inspectorate to ask for forms to be sent to you.

The Planning Inspectorate
Room 4a
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Temple Quay
Bristol BS1 6PN

Appeal Weekly Lists

The appeal weekly list shows the appeals lodged and decided that week. Where a weekly date is not shown below it means there were no appeals during that week.