Planning permission application appeals

If we reject your planning application, or grant permission with conditions you object to, you can appeal against the decision.

Appeals are handled by the Planning Inspectorate. You can access the planning appeals system through the Planning Portal.

Only the applicant can appeal decisions, third parties can make their opinion known on an appeal but have no right of appeal against any decision to grant planning permission.

To make a valid appeal you must use the Planning Inspectorate's official form. These are available online and in paper form from the Planning Portal.

You can also use the Planning Inspectorate website to search for a planning appeal and to comment on a planning appeal. Any comments made on the original planning application will be forwarded to the Planning Inspectorate as part of the planning appeal.