Under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, there are, essentially, 3 types of appeal against decisions made by local planning authorities. GOV.UK - Appeal or search for a planning decision or notice has a range of information.
Appeals are made to the GOV.UK - Appeal or search for a planning decision or notice and can be made on line or in paper form.
Under S78 of the T&CP Act 1990 these can be made in the following circumstances:
- an application has not been determined within the set time period (8 weeks for all but major development (13 weeks);
- a refusal of planning permission;
- some or all of the conditions attached to a planning permission considered to be unreasonable by the applicant
New Fast Track Householder Appeals.
A new fast track process for Householder Appeals is now being piloted by Basildon Council's Planning Services.
For further information regarding the fast track householder appeals process,
see, GOV.UK - Appeal a householder planning decision
The service of an enforcement notice in respect of a breach of planning control.
- in the event of an application seeking confirmation that a use, operation or activity is lawful for planning control purposes is refused.
- in the event of an application seeking confirmation that a use, operation or activity is lawful for planning control purposes is not determined within the set time period (normally 8 weeks).
Only the applicants (or in the case of enforcement appeals the person(s) served with the notice(s)) can make an appeal.
All appeals lodged since October 2005 can be viewed on e-Planning applications - appeals online search.
Where the following details relating to the appeals are updated on a daily basis:
- site address
- Council application reference number
- description of development
- appeal decision with date.
Please note that inspectors'/Secretary of State's decision letters can be viewed in Public Access under the relevant planning application number.