This is the Planning Inspectorate’s main page on Planning Appeals. On this page you will find all the guidance and information you need to make or take part in a planning 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 Planning appeals process is designed for anyone who has applied to their council or national park authority for planning permission, but is unhappy with the resulting decision, or the lack of a decision (which should normally be made within 8 or 13/16 weeks).
This Guide applies:
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It also applies to all appeals which are “recovered” for the Secretary of State (rather than one of our Inspectors) to decide. If this applies to an appeal we will notify the parties.
Of particular note in both Procedural Guides 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 guides also confirm 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.