Introduction to appeals

How appeals are determined

Planning appeals are administered and undertaken by the Planning Inspectorate, which is independent of the local planning authority (LPA).

The appeal process lets the Planning Inspectorate consider all the material planning considerations that are relevant to the case, and from all parties, including from the LPA, the applicant and from those who might have made representations on the application.

There is a strict process and timeframe for the submission and processing of appeals.

You can find out whether an appeal has been submitted in respect of any particular planning application by visiting the planning pages of the LPA’s website, or you can visit the Planning Inspectorate’s Appeals Casework Portal to find out about the status of an appeal.

The links on this page also give you more detail on the appeal processes.