Appeals against other planning decisions
Appeals against other planning decisions

The following Planning guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Appeals against other planning decisions
  • Enforcement
  • Listed building consent
  • Advertisement consent
  • Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
  • Hazardous substances consent
  • Prior approval
  • Lawful development certificates
  • Tree Preservation Orders

Appeals can be made in respect of most types of planning decisions, as well as against an application for planning permission (see Planning appeals). The appeal procedure and time limits vary depending on the type of appeal.

In all cases, it may be advisable before making an appeal to contact the relevant local planning authority (LPA) to discuss the grievance, as the situation may be resolved much more quickly and easily than by taking more formal action.

Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) provides advice on appeals against a variety of planning decisions.


Who can appeal against an enforcement notice?

Any person who has an interest in the land to which an enforcement notice relates, or who is a relevant occupier, can appeal, whether or not they have been served with a copy of the notice. A relevant occupier is anyone occupying the land by virtue of a licence.

The Planning Portal includes more detailed guidance on the procedure for an enforcement appeal.

PINS has also published procedural guidance on enforcement appeals in England.

Time limit for submitting appeal

An appeal must be received before the enforcement notice comes into effect (ie the date on the enforcement notice). This should be at least 28 days from the date of issue of the enforcement notice.

Grounds for appeal

Under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, s 174(2)

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