Planning applications refusals and appeals

You have a right to appeal if permission is refused. If you are unhappy or unclear about the reasons we give for refusing permission talk to the planning officer who dealt with your application. In some cases a change in your plans might make a difference. If an application is refused or withdrawn you can submit another modified scheme, without a fee, with 12 months of the first decision.

If you decide our decision is unreasonable an appeal can be made within six months of the decision date. A booklet 'Planning Appeals - A guide' is available from the Planning Inspectorate.

Remember, however, that appeals are intended as a last resort and can take several months to decide. It is often quicker to discuss with us whether changes to your proposal would make it acceptable.

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