78 Right to appeal against planning decisions and failure to take such decisions
78 Right to appeal against planning decisions and failure to take such decisions

(1)     Where a local planning authority—

(a)     refuse an application for planning permission or grant it subject to conditions;

[(aa)     refuse an application for permission in principle;]

(b)     refuse an application for any consent, agreement or approval of that authority required by a condition imposed on a grant of planning permission or grant it subject to conditions; or

(c)     refuse an application for any approval of that authority required under a development order[, a local development order[, a Mayoral development order] or a neighbourhood development order] or grant it subject to conditions,

the applicant may by notice appeal to the Secretary of State.

(2)     A person who has made such an application [to the local planning authority] may also appeal to the Secretary of State if the local planning authority have [done none of the following]—

(a)     given notice to the applicant of their decision on the application;

[(aa)     given notice to the applicant that they have exercised their power under section 70A [or 70B] [or 70C] to decline to determine the application;]