You can appeal a planning decision to Planning Inspectorate if your application is unsuccessful or a decision is not made within 8 weeks (13 weeks for major developments) and a new deadline hasn’t been agreed.

You must appeal within 6 months of the date on your decision notice. Your appeal should be decided within 19 weeks.

To appeal, you’ll need:

  • your original application
  • the site ownership certificate
  • the planning authority’s decision notice – or, without a decision, the letter acknowledging your application
  • all plans, drawings and documents you sent to the local planning authority
  • a map of the surrounding area
  • any other documents that support your appeal such as a full statement of case

Appeal a decision on the Planning Inspectorate website

Advice on appealing a planning decision

You can find more advice on how to appeal a planning decision on GOV.UK: