A planning appeal is the process where an applicant can challenge a decision including a refusal of permisson; failure to issue a decision in a given time; against conditions attached to a permission; against an enforcement notice.
There are different time limits to make an appeal depending on the type of appeal and circumstances. You may also appeal against a planning condition, which you consider to be unreasonable.
If you intend to submit an appeal that you would like examined by inquiry then you must notify Planning Services (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Planning Inspectorate (email@example.com) at least 10 days before submitting the appeal. Further details are available on the GOV.UK website. A form for this is available to download at the bottom of this webpage.
The Secretary of State can allow a longer period for giving notice of an appeal but will not normally be prepared to use this power unless there are special circumstances which excuse the delay in giving notice of an appeal.
The Secretary of State need not consider an appeal if it seems to the Secretary of State that the local planning authority could not have granted planning permission for the proposed development or could not have granted it without the conditions they imposed, having regard to the statutory requirements, to the provisions of any development order and to any directions given under a development order.
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