Planning permission

4. Planning application appeals

If you have been refused planning permission or conditions have been added to your application that you don't agree with, there are a few options for what to do next:

  • amend and re-submit your application within 12 months of the decision without paying any more fees. You can do this through the Planning Portal
  • appeal to the Planning Inspectorate within 12 weeks for householder applications and some minor commercial applications
  • appeal to the Planning Inspectorate within 6 months from the date of decision for all other types of application

How to appeal

Appeal decisions are made by the Planning Inspectorate. You can find more information about the process and make an appeal online on the Planning Portal.

Appeal a decision online External link

Removal, variations and approval of conditions

If you have had conditions applied to your application you may wish to apply for a removal or variation to the conditions.

If there is a condition on your planning application which requires further details of a certain aspect of the development you will need to apply for approval of the condition. You must submit the required details before any development can start.

You will need to consider the Local Validation Criteria (PDF 129KB) for any application related to conditions.