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Appeals for England and Wales are dealt with by the Planning Inspectorate.  

The Planning Inspectorate's appeals service gives disappointed applicants the chance to have their proposals looked at again by someone independent. If you are dissatisfied with a refusal decision or you think that any of the conditions are unreasonable you can submit an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.

Before you submit an appeal, you should arrange a discussion with the planning officer who dealt with the application to see if an alternative proposal might be more acceptable. Depending on the advice given you may then wish to make a further application.

You can also appeal for non-determination if we do not issue a decision within the 8 week, 13 week or 16 week target date (unless you have agreed in writing to an extension of time). If you appeal for non-determination the decision process is taken out of our hands.

If you do decide to appeal, you must do within six months of the date of the decision, or within two months if it relates to an advertisement application. For householder appeals, the time limit is 12 weeks from the date of the decision.

Prospective appellants requesting an inquiry into their appeal must notify the Local Planning Authority and Planning Inspectorate at least 10 days prior to appeal submission.

Please download and complete:

Notification Template(PDF)
Notification Template(DOCX)
Notification Template(ODT)

These files may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format or to request the form in the post, please email or contact us on 01884 255255.

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