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Search for an appeal

You can use the Planning Inspectorate’s Appeals Casework Portal1 to search for current or recent appeals.

The quickest way to search is to enter the final part of the appeal reference, eg, if the appeal reference is APP/A1234/A/99/1234567, then type 1234567 in the search field and the details should be found.

The search facility also allows you to search using other criteria, such as by site address or postcode.

Once you have located the appeal, you are able to view selected details about the case and view some of the documents associated with it, including the decision if it has been made.

Please be aware that not all documents are necessarily published. Where they aren’t available, you should be able to view them at the offices of the local planning authority (LPA) associated with the appeal.

Sometimes, the relevant LPA may also publish all documents on their own website under the original planning application number.

For decisions that are more than five years old, please contact the LPA for a copy.

Called-in appeals

In respect of ‘called in2’ planning appeals (where decisions are called in and made by the Secretary of State), the associated Inspector’s Reports are available from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

You can also visit the DLUHC website to view decisions and inspector's reports for recovered appeals3.

Help with the Appeals Casework Portal

If you need help with the Appeals Casework Portal please contact the Planning Inspectorate’s customer support team by telephone on 0303 444 5000 or by email: pcs@pins.gsi.gov.uk1

acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk
  1. mailto:pcs@pins.gsi.gov.uk
  1. https://www.gov.uk/appeal-planning-inspectorate#before-you-start
  2. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/planning-applications-called-in-decisions-and-recovered-appeals
  3. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/planning-applications-called-in-decisions-and-recovered-appeals

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