Making a planning appeal

You can appeal against a refusal of planning permission. You can also appeal against conditions applied to an application.

Only applicants can lodge an appeal. There's no right of appeal for third parties or objectors to an application.

You must submit an appeal to the government's Planning Inspectorate within six months of receiving our decision.

Who considers your appeal

Appeals are conducted by an impartial inspector. They're appointed by the government. During the course of an appeal you can choose how you'd like your appeal to be heard. This could be by written representations, informal hearing or by public enquiry.

The appropriate forms and further guidance about appeals are available on the Planning Portal website. You'll also be able to track the progress of an existing appeal.