Planning Appeals

Appeals must be made within six months of the date of the decision with the exception of advertisement appeals that must be made within one month of the decision.

Appeals are considered by the Planning Inspectorate.

Appeals can be made for a number of reasons:

  • Planning permission has been refused
  • Planning permission has been granted subject to conditions
  • Details required by a previous outline planning permission have been refused
  • Details required by a previous outline permission have been approved subject to conditions
  • Any other matter required by a condition on a previous permission (other than as above) has been refused
  • The failure of the Planning Authority to determine the application within the appropriate period.

In most cases, an Inspector is appointed who will consider everybody’s views and make an independent decision on the matter. He/she is able to:

  • Remove conditions
  • Overturn the refusal.

In doing so, he/she is also able to:

  • Add conditions
  • Award costs to the Appellant or Local Planning Authority if it is shown that the appeal should not have been necessary.

Making an appeal

Forms and guidance documents can be found on the Welsh Government website. Alternatively you can contact the Planning Inspectorate via the details below:

The Planning Inspectorate
Crown Buildings
Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ.

Phone: 0303 444 5940
Email: wales@pins.gsi.gov.uk.

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