Appeals against planning applications (non-householder only)
Appeals must be made within 6 months of the date of the decision of the planning application.
Appeals against the refusal of planning permission for minor commercial development must be made within 12 weeks of the date of the decision.
Only the person who made the application for planning permission can appeal.
Appeals are considered by a planning inspector, appointed by the Secretary of State.Most are handled in writing. Some are decided by a hearing before an Inspector. A few are decided after a public inquiry.
Appeals must be made on a form which is obtainable from The Planning Inspectorate, Room 3/13, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN, Tel: 0303 444 5000 or Planning Inspectorate Online.
The Secretary of State has power to allow a longer period for lodging an appeal but he will not normally be prepared to do so unless there are special reasons for the delay in lodging the appeal.
The Case Officer who dealt with your application will be able to advise further on the appeal process if necessary.
If the applicant does not own all the application site or encroachment does occur then the relevant notices must be served on the appropriate owners or interested parties for the purposes of Non-Householder Appeal.
Encroachment can include foundations or gutters which go over the site boundary. Please use the following form to serve notice (Notice under Aticles 6 and 9(1)