Appeal a planning permission decision

You can make an appeal against a planning permission decision to the Planning Inspectorate. They deal with the processing of planning and enforcement appeals and hold inquiries into local development plans and frameworks.

How to appeal a planning permission decision

You have 6 months from the date of our decision on a planning application to appeal against a refusal or against conditions imposed on your permission.

  1. Read the Planning Inspectorate's guidance on planning permissions and appeals.
  2. Make an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.
  3. If the appeal is allowed, our decision could be overturned and conditions could be replaced or removed.
  4. If the appeal is dismissed, our decision remains the same but you're able to re-apply for permission with an amended proposal.

If the appeal relates to a householder application or minor commercial application which has been accepted by the Planning Inspectorate under the fast-track appeal procedure, we'll send any comments we received during the consultation period to the Secretary of State. You'll have no further opportunity to comment.

Make an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate on GOV.UK