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Introduction

Planning applications have to be decided in line with the relevant local planning authority’s (LPA) development plan – unless there is a very good reason not to do so.

In this section you will learn how and when planning applications are decided and the options you have once a decision has been made.

Flow chart to show the planning decision-making process in England

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