Planning appeals

Making an appeal

You can appeal against the refusal of planning permission, listed building or advertisement consent. Appeals may also be made after a minimum period of two months (or such extended period as may be agreed in writing between the appellant and the council) from the date of the receipt of a valid application if no decision has been issued by the council. You can also appeal against the issue of a planning enforcement notice.

Who may appeal

Appeals may only be made by or on behalf of the person who made the application. There is no 'third party' right of appeal and this means that objectors or other parties who may have an interest in the proposal can't make an appeal if they are unhappy about the decision.

Time limits

The time limits within which appeals may be made are set out in legislation but those relating to the bulk of the Council appeal casework are as follows:

  1. Planning, listed building and advertisement appeals – six months from the date of notification of the Department of the Environment's decision. Appeals may also be made after a minimum period of two months (or such extended period as may be agreed in writing between the appellant and the council) from the date of the receipt of a valid application if no decision has been issued by the council.
  2. Enforcement notice appeals – at any time before the date on which the notice is to take effect (specified in the notice). We have no power to extend the period for making an appeal.

Last updated: 18 November 2016