What can I do if my planning application is refused?
If your application is refused, you have the right to appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.
Planning Permission Refusal
Appeals against the refusal of planning permission for householder development (for instance house extensions and small scale developments within the gardens of dwellings) should be lodged within 12 weeks of the date of the decision.
All other appeals, with the exception of an appeal against an Enforcement Notice, must be made within six months of the date of the council's decision. In the case of an appeal against an Enforcement Notice this must be received by the Planning Inspectorate before the date of the Enforcement Notice comes into effect.
The Council encourages anyone who may be contemplating an appeal to discuss the matter with the relevant case officer to see if the Council's reasons for refusal can be overcome by amendments to the scheme.
For further information see the 'Appeal a decision' page.
Please note that there is no third party right of appeal.
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