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Making an appeal

How long does it take to determine an appeal?

Appeals can take a long time, especially if the informal hearing or inquiry procedure is being followed.

Timeline for appeal decisions

The Planning Inspectorate maintains statistics on its performance, including handling time for deciding appeals1 which is updated regularly.

More information on handling appeals is available from GOV.UK2, which is the official home of the Planning Inspectorate3.

  1. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/appeals-average-timescales-for-arranging-inquiries-and-hearings
  2. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/planning-inspectorate
  3. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/planning-inspectorate

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