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Planning appeals

How to make an appeal and how to find decisions and submitted appeals.

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Making an appeal

You have the right to appeal if you are seeking consent or permission to carry out particular works to your property or land (such as building an extension or a new house) and your application:

  • is not decided within a set period (usually eight weeks)
  • the local authority refuses your application
  • grants it subject to conditions with which you disagree

Appeals are made to the Secretary of State and the Planning Inspectorate (based in Bristol) administers these appeals. Only the original applicant can make an appeal. There is no right of appeal for interested people or organisations (known as 'third parties') that may be aggrieved by a planning decision. You can also appeal if the local planning authority has served you with an Enforcement Notice.

Key dates for submitting an appeal

  • enforcement notices -  within 28 days of the decision notice
  • advertisement consent - within eight weeks of the decision notice
  • householder and minor commercial development -  within 12 weeks of the decision notice
  • all other types of applications (including listed building consent) - within six months of the decision notice

Note: If the local planning authority has failed to determine a planning application for minor commercial development or an appeal is being made against the grant of permission subject to conditions to which the applicant objects, the time limits under all other types of applications applies.  

How to make an appeal

Appeals must be made on a form obtained directly from the Planning Inspectorate website

What happens after?

When we receive confirmation of an appeal we will notify in writing all those that were originally consulted on the application, or that made representations, or who may be affected by the development. The written notification will include details of how to make further representations and the deadline for submissions. 

All correspondence relating to appeals must be sent directly to the Planning Inspectorate.

View submitted appeals and decisions

You will find details of submitted appeals and copies of appeal decision letters since May 2003 in the following:

Appeal documents, including the grounds of appeal and corresponding appeal statements, are available to view at the Civic Centre in Uxbridge during normal office opening hours. It is advisable to contact the council beforehand to make sure that the documents are ready for you when you visit.

If you require any further information regarding appeals please contact the planning department at planning@hillingdon.gov.uk or telephone the Customer Contact Centre on 01895 250230. 

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