The majority of applications are approved and many are subject to conditions.
You have the right to appeal if your application:
- has been refused;
- has been allowed but is subject to conditions that you feel are unacceptable; or
- has not been given a decision by the statutory deadline (8 or 13 weeks).
Notes on how to appeal any decision are included on the decision notice. However, a formal appeal should be a last resort. You should first try to speak with us to discuss the reasons for the refusal and to see if an agreement can be reached.
How do I make an appeal?
If you then decide to continue with an appeal, you must do so within 6 months of the date of the decision notice except for:
- refusal of advertisement consent where you have 8 weeks from the date of the decision
- refusal of applications relating to high hedges where you have 28 days from the date the remedial notice was issued, or 28 days from the date on which it was to decided not to issue, withdraw, set aside or relax a remedial notice
- refusals relating to Tree Preservation Order (TPO) applications where you have 28 days from the date of the decision.
You can appeal to the Planning Inspectorate against a decision using a form that you can get from the Planning Inspectorate.