Appeal a rejected planning application

If your application is refused, or if you are unhappy with any of the conditions attached to an approved application, you can make an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.

There are no third-party rights of appeal to individuals who have objected to an application that has been approved.

Appeal process

There is a specified time period in which an appeal must be lodged with the Planning Inspectorate. There are also different forms to do with planning permission, advertisement consent, listed buildings or conservation area consent and enforcement appeals. More information is available at the Planning Portal.

You can find the relevant forms and make an appeal through the Planning Portal. You must also send a copy of the appeal form, with relevant documents, to the Royal Borough's Planning department.

Appeal a planning decision