Planning Appeals

Frequently Asked Questions for this Service

Question: How can I contact the Planning Inspectorate?

Answer: The Planning Inspectorate can be contacted by telephoning 0117 372 6372. Alternatively, you can write to them at:

Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Temple Quay
Bristol
BS1 6PN

Email: enquiries@planning-inspectorate..gsi.gov.uk - Related Link

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Question: How can I contact the Planning Inspectorate?

Answer: The Planning Inspectorate can be contacted by telephoning 0303 444 5000. Alternatively, you can write to them at: Temple Quay House 2 The Square Temple Quay Bristol BS1 6PN
Or Email: enquiries@pins.gsi.gov.uk - Related Link

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Question: How long does it take for an appeal to be determined?

Answer: This will depend on the procedure adopted. Written appeals will take approximately four months whereas hearing appeals or public inquiry appeals may take over a year. - Related Link

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Question: Is there a time limit placed on making a planning appeal following a decision?

Answer: You have 6 months (or 12 weeks in the case of a householder application) from the date of the decision being issued to make your appeal. - Related Link

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Question: I made an objection to a planning application, how will I know if it goes to appeal?

Answer: Any persons making a written representation on a planning application will be notified in writing of any subsequent appeal. A list of new appeals is published each week in the local press and on the Planning services website. - Related Link

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Question: As an interested third party can I appeal against an application that has been approved?

Answer: No. Once the application has been approved there is no right to appeal. - Related Link

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Question: Can I put in another Planning Appeal if my first one was turned down?

Answer: You can put in one Planning appeal for each application that is refused.

If the application is dismissed at appeal you would have to put in a fresh planning application. - Related Link

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Question: How much does it cost to make an Appeal?

Answer: There is no charge on making an Appeal but please note that there may well be some expense incurred in preparing the case. - Related Link

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Question: Are there any guidance leaflets available?

Answer: The Planning Inspectorate has produced a range of leaflets which may be downloaded from the Planning Inspectorate's website. - Related Link

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Question: Can I appeal if a decision has not been made within the statutory timescale?

Answer: Yes, you are able to appeal against non-determination of your planning application. You should contact the Planning Inspectorate for the appropriate forms if you wish to do this. - Related Link

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Question: What is the difference between an appeal and an objection?

Answer: An objection is a comment made on a current planning application during the consultation period.

The applicant can make an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate against a decision made by the Planning Department . - Related Link

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Question: How can I appeal against a Planning decision?

Answer: If you are the applicant/agent then you can submit an appeal online or contact the Planning Inspectorate, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN in writing or telephone 0303 444 5000 to request the appropriate forms. If you are an objector there is no course of appeal open to you. - Related Link

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