Appeal against a decision

If you do not agree with a decision we make about your application, you can talk to us and try to adjust your plans so that we can come to an agreement. If we cannot agree, you can make an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate. 

You can appeal against a decision if we:

  • refuse your application
  • give you permission, but add conditions you object to
  • don’t approve something reserved under outline permission
  • don’t make a decision within the deadline
  • serve an enforcement notice you don’t agree with

There is no fee for appeals.

The government's web pages have more information about how to appeal a planning decision.

Deadlines for appeals

If you disagree with a decision, you must appeal within 6 months of the date on our decision notice.

If we didn’t make a decision within the deadline, you can appeal up to 6 months after the decision was due.

If you received an enforcement notice you must appeal within 28 days of the notice.

When this content has been updated

Last updated 20 January 2016