Planning > Appeals
Appeals can be made against various decisions of the local planning authority and the Secretary of State, but should you appeal or is there a more appropriate solution?
Appeals generally raise a number of issues such as:
Rules govern how an appeal can be started, preparing for an appeal, gathering evidence, and the mode of appeal (i.e. whether the appeal is dealt with via written representations, a hearing or an inquiry.
Timing of withdrawal of an appeal may have implications for costs. Decisions may not be limited to the issues raised by the appellant and the bases on which an appeal decision can be challenged in the courts are narrow and confined to points of law.
The procedures described cover the majority of appeals with which surveyors are concerned, but excludes, for example, nationally significant infrastructure projects.
Information on enforcement appeals is contained in a separate section: Planning enforcement. It is not repeated here.
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- Should you appeal?
- What decisions can be appealed?
- Time limits for an appeal
- Who can appeal?
- Starting an appeal
- Preparing for an appeal
- Gathering evidence for an appeal
- An appeal's chances of success
- Appeal decisions
- Types of appeal procedures
- Recovery of costs
- Withdrawing an appeal
- The appeal decision
- Challenging appeal decisions and seeking advice
- Planning appeals legislation and further information