This is the Planning Inspectorate’s main page on Enforcement Appeals. On this page you will find all the guidance and information you need to make or take part in an enforcement appeal. If you are looking for information on a specific appeal, or wish to make a new appeal online then you should go to our online appeals service.
The Enforcement appeals process is designed for anyone who has been served with an Enforcement Notice by their council or national park authority. There are specific grounds that you can appeal on. An Enforcement Notice appeal must be received by the Planning Inspectorate before the “Effective date” given on the Notice.
Guidance in the Planning Inspectorate’s revised 'Procedural Guide Planning appeals and called-in planning applications - England' is considered good practice for enforcement as well as planning appeals.
Of particular note is that the criteria for determining the appeal procedure have been revised and extended to apply to planning, enforcement, advertisement and discontinuance notice appeals from 3 October 2013.
The guide also confirms that for appeals received on or after 1 October 2013, and called-in planning applications where the date of the call-in letter is 1 October 2013 or later, costs may be awarded at the initiative of the Inspector.
The criteria for determining the enforcement appeal procedure in this document applied until 2 October 2013.