Planning and Enforcement Appeals
The Planning Inspectorate handle planning and enforcement appeals, employing independent Inspectors who act on behalf of the Secretary of State. The Planning Inspectorate use an on-line appeals system (external link) available via the National Planning Portal to make appeals and to comment on or track the progress of appeals.
Applicants are able to appeal to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government under Section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (external link)against the decision or the conditions attached to a planning permission within 6 months of the date of the decision.
To assist any person with an interest in making a planning appeal or making representations on a planning appeal, the Planning Inspectorate have published detailed guidance (external link).
The Planning Inspectorate have also issued the following advice with their notification letters and decision notices (the advice will vary according to the type of appeal):
Arrangements for the appeal
Guidelines for Appeal Statements and Proofs of Evidence
Statement of Common Ground Proforma
Setting Inquiry Dates
Challenging the Decision
Complaints Procedures following an appeal decision
Anyone with an interest in the land to which an enforcement notice relates or a relevant occupier may appeal to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government under Section 174 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (external link) against the notice, whether or not a copy of it has been served on him. An appeal may be brought on various grounds (a) to (g) described in the Act.
To assist any person with an interest in making an enforcement appeal or making representations on an enforcement appeal, the Planning Inspectorate have produced detailed guidance (external link).
Use our Applications Register - Appeals Search to list the appeal cases dating back to 1995.
Note: We are in the process of updating our electronic records of appeals and migrating documents previously shown on this page to make them available via our Applications Register so please contact us if you are unable to find the information about an appeal case you are looking for by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.