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Planning Appeals


Every applicant has the right of appeal to the Secretary of State  for Communities and Local Government if aggrieved by the Council's decision to refuse the application, or conditions imposed on a grant of permission.
Where an appeal has been lodged against a refusal of planning permission, the Council will inform all occupants of properties that it considers might be affected by the proposal and tell them whether the appeal is to be dealt with by the written method, public inquiry, or by informal hearing. Members of the public may attend a public inquiry or informal hearing and will be given the opportunity to express their point of view. 
With all types of appeal, with the exception of appeals following the Householder Appeals Service| or the commercial appeals service for advertisements or minor commercial development, neighbours may write, expressing their views, direct to the Secretary of State. Again, comments should relate only to the relevant planning issues. The final decision on all appeals is taken either by an Inspector from the Planning Inspectorate or occasionally by the Secretary of State in person. 
Current appeals are published on our website under
Weekly List of Planning Appeals |
The reasons for refusal can be viewed on our
Planning Applications Register.
For further information regarding on-going appeals, please contact Planning Appeals (01202 451323) or email|
The Planning Inspectorate has published a series of booklets| to guide appellants through the procedures.
For further information on how to submit an appeal please contact the Planning Inspectorate
Certain types of appeal can be submitted  online, with supporting documentation included.  This can be done through the Planning Casework Service|...
Related Information


Postal Address Planning & Transport,
Town Hall Annexe,
St Stephen's Road,
Telephone 01202 451323
Fax 01202 451005
Minicom 01202 454728
Email Planning