Appeal a planning decision

If your planning application is not decided within a set period or if you disagree with the decision that has been made, you have the right to appeal.

Planning Inspectorate website

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You can appeal if you made the original application, or if you are acting as executor for another person who made it.

There is no cost to appeal a planning decision but applicants must pay their own expenses, which will depend on the appeal procedure and whether the applicant requires professional representations.

If you are appealing against the refusal of your planning application, you must lodge your appeal within six months of the date of the decision (appeals for householder or small-scale commercial applications must be made within 12 weeks of the decision, and appeals for advertisement consent must be made within eight weeks of the decision).

If you are appealing that your planning application has not been decided within a set period, you must do so within six months of the date by which the decision should have been made. Appeals against conditions attached to an approved scheme should also be submitted within six months of the date of the decision.

Details of how to appeal are included with all decision notices.

If you want to take part in an appeal

Some planning appeals offer those interested in a proposed development a further opportunity to make representations on the scheme. Appeals on minor commercial developments and householder applications do not offer this opportunity, however, the inspector will consider any representations made at the application stage.

You can follow the progress of appeals and, where the type of appeal allows, make representations on Planning Inspectorate’s Planning Casework Portal.

Postal address:

Planning Appeals
London Borough of Lambeth
PO Box 734
SO23 5DG