When an application has been decided, a copy of the decision notice is available to see on our Planning application website along with any documents.
If you need help in finding or understanding the Notice then contact the Planning Advisory Desk.
Once a decision is made only the person making the application has the right to appeal either against a refusal or any condition imposed on a permission. Neighbours and other interested people have no right of appeal.
Appeals against refusal or conditions in relation to non-householder applications. If an appeal is made then an inspector chosen by the Planning Inspectorate will consider the matter. If you commented on the original planning application then you will be told of the appeal and be invited to give your views to the Planning Inspectorate. Any comments you made on the original application will have already been forwarded to the Inspector. Further information about the appeal process is available from the Planning Advisory Desk.
If planning permission is refused for householder or minor commercial development, any representations made about this application will be sent to the Secretary of State, and there will be no further opportunity to comment at the appeal stage. You will be told of this at the time the appeal is made and you will be able to withdraw comments if you wish.
For detailed information on planning appeals please visit the planning portal appeal pages.
Once the development has started or is complete, if you believe it is not in line with the approved plans or conditions then please complete the online enquiry form. Your request for us to investigate will be kept confidential and we will get back to tell you what action we will take.