Planning appeals and objections

Planning appeals and objections guidance:

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...

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Government guidance England Guidance on costs awards for planning appeals in England is set out in Planning Practice Guidance. Wales In Wales, the relevant guidance is...

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Under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), a breach of planning control is subject to enforcement action. A breach of planning control is defined as: •...

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Who can complain to the Ombudsman A complaint may only be made by a member of the public. It is possible for complaints to be made on someone's behalf (including by a...

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Pre-application—finding out about proposals Before a planning application is submitted, an objector can find out more about a proposal by making a request under the...

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The procedure for planning hearings is set out in the Town and Country Planning (Hearings Procedure) (England) Rules 2000, SI 2000/1626 (in England) and the Town and...

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When can a decision be appealed? There is a right of appeal against most local authority decisions on planning application decisions and other planning decisions. This...

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Section 319A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) gives the Secretary of State the power to determine the procedure for dealing with various appeals and...

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When are written representations used? Written representations are appropriate where: • the grounds of appeal and issues raised can be clearly understood from the appeal...

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Purpose of inquiries Planning and listed building consent applications are made to the local planning authority (LPA). Appeals are made to the Planning Inspectorate and...

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Planning appeals can be ‘recovered’ for decision by ministers. In a recovered appeal, instead of an inspector making the decision, they write a report making a...

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Circumstances in which the duty to give reasons for planning decisions arises In 2013, the duty to give reasons for the grant of planning permission by local planning...

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