The Planning Inspectorate is the agency that deals with appeals in England and Wales. If an application is refused or conditions imposed, the applicant may appeal to the Inspectorate using a form which may be obtained from their website. Appeal forms can be obtained from the address shown further down this page.
(Please note that there are currently no rights of appeal for neighbours, Parish Councils etc.)
The bulk of the work of the Planning Inspectorate is:
The Planning Inspectorate also deals with a wide variety of other planning related casework including:
You must appeal within 12 weeks of the date of the decision notice (guidance document at the bottom of the page).
You must appeal within six months of the date of your decision notice for planning, listed building consent and conservation area consent appeals, or within eight weeks for an advertisement appeal. For further information on how to appeal please view the guidance documents at the bottom of the page.
There is no fee for an appeal, although you will have to pay for any outside professional help. You can of course handle the appeal yourself. You need to make your appeal to:Planning Inspectorate
Appeal forms can be obtained from the above address. Alternatively appeal forms, together with further information, can be obtained from the following links:
The Planning Casework Service (PCS) is an online system for submitting, tracking and searching for certain kinds of appeals online. The PCS has been developed and is managed by the Planning Inspectorate.
If you appeal, an Inspector will be appointed to decide whether or not the Local Planning Authority have given you a fair decision.
Your appeal will be dealt with by;
An Inspector will be appointed to deal with your appeal.
Most appeals are dealt with by Written Representations through an exchange of written statements, which involves:
The Planning Inspectorate can provide you with all the information and help that you need. Please note your appeal is not confidential; anyone can look at what you have to say. The Inspectorate aim to deal with the majority of Written Representation appeals within 16 weeks. If you choose to have a Public Inquiry or an Informal Hearing, the appeal will take longer to determine. The Planning Officer who dealt with your application can also give you any help and advice that you need.
South Derbyshire District Council
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