Planning Portal

  1. Planning
  2. Appeals
  3. Appeal Service
  4. Search for an appeal

Search for an appeal

You can use this facility to find an appeal which has been accepted as valid.

The quickest way to search is to enter the final part of the appeal reference, e.g.:


Appeal Search

The search facility allows you to search using other criteria (such as site address). If you are unsure, contact the Customer Support Team. Tel: 0303 444 5000. Email:

IMPORTANT: We are in the process of moving from one casework system to another. All ‘live’ appeals have been moved and should be accessible via the link above. 

Starting with the most recent appeals we will be transferring decided cases (up to 5 years old) so that it will be possible to view historic appeal decisions via the link above. During a short transitional period you may not be able to find the ‘historic’ appeal you wish to view.  We aim to keep this transitional period to a minimum.

Once you have located the appeal, you are able to view selected details about the case and view any documents published to the case, including the decision once made. Please be aware that we do not routinely publish all documents. Where they aren’t available, you should be able to view them at the offices of the relevant local authority dealing with the appeal, and sometimes, the local authority may also have published them on their own website.

For decisions that are older than 5 years, please contact the relevant local authority.

Called in planning applications (Secretary of State decisions) and the associated Inspectors Reports are supplied by the Department for Communities and Local Government. You can also visit that site to view decisions and Inspectors Reports for recovered appeals.