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Planning appeals

Appeals about a decision

A decision by us, as the local planning authority, can sometimes lead to an appeal. Appeals may be made for a number of reasons, but most are made because we have refused planning permission.

How to make an appeal

In England, appeals are made to the Planning Inspectorate which is an executive agency in the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

Once an appeal has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate it will be allocated to a case officer (the Inspector).

Timescales and the planning appeals process

Details of the appeals process and timescales can be viewed at the Planning Inspectorate website - Planning appeals.

Complaints about the council

The Ombudsman can investigate complaints about how the council has done something rather than the outcome of a decision.