Planning appeals and judicial reviews

Planning appeals for applicants

If you have submitted a planning application and you get a refusal, or it is not decided within a set period (eight weeks for a small scale non major application, 13 weeks for a large scale application or 16 weeks for a large scale application with an accompanying environmental statement), you have a right to appeal.

Appeals are made to the Secretary of State in England and all appeals are administered by the Planning Inspectorate.

The deadline for appeals is twelve weeks from the date of determination for domestic applications, and six months from the date of the application decision letter (or in the case of non-determination, six months from the date the decision should have been made) for all other application types including listed building and conservation area consents.

Even when an appeal has been lodged we are willing to see whether an acceptable solution can be achieved by submitting a new application. Contact our development management team if you would like to discuss this option.

Find out more about how to appeal, or submit an appeal, on the government website