Decisions and appeals

Appeals

Applicants are entitled to make an appeal against any decision to refuse an application for or against a condition imposed on: 

  • planning permission 
  • listed building consent 
  • conservation area consent 

If, as the applicant, you are aggrieved by the decision of your local planning authority to refuse permission for the proposed development or to grant it subject to conditions, then you can appeal to the Secretary of State within the following timescales:

  • within 6 months of the date of the decision notice 
  • if the decision relates to a householder application then you must do so within 12 weeks of the date of the decision notice 
  • if the decision relates to the same or substantially the same land and development as is already the subject of an enforcement notice you must do so within 28 days of the target date of the decision which is in the case of applications for major development, 13 weeks, or in all other cases, 8 weeks, beginning with the day immediately following the date when a valid application was received (the target date) 
  • if an enforcement notice is served relating to the same or substantially the same land and development as in your application, then you must do so within 28 days of the date of service of the enforcement notice, or within six months (12 weeks in the case of a householder appeal) of the date of the target date, whichever period expires earlier.