How to appeal a planning decision to the Planning Panel
The Planning Panel determines appeals against planning decisions made by the Environment Department
The following decisions of the Environment Department can be appealed to the Planning Tribunal:
· A refusal of planning decision or a grant of planning permission subject to conditions; the right of appeal is under section 68 of the 2005 Law which also provides for rights of appeal in respect of other listed decisions
· Against the refusal of a reserved matters application
· Against the refusal of an application for the modification or discharge of a planning covenant
· A failure to give notice of a planning decision for which there is a right of appeal under s68(1) of the 2005 Law
· The confirmation of a Tree Protection Order
· The issuing of a Compliance Notice
· The issuing of a Completion Notice
· The inclusion of, or amendment to the entry relating to, a property on either the Protected Buildings or Monuments Lists
· The issuing of a Preservation Notice
There is also the right of appeal to an adjudicator in relation to certain decisions under the Building Regulations. These appeals are not made to the Planning Tribunal.
All appeals must be in writing using the appropriate form. The forms can be downloaded below and are also available from:
· Reception at Sir Charles Frossard House
· On request by telephoning (01481 717284) or emailing (firstname.lastname@example.org) the Panel's Secretary).
Important: There is a limited period of making an appeal and this appeal period varies depending on the type of planning decision which is being appealed. The appeal period is set out at the end of the Environment Department's decision letter. Please note that Planning Panel has very limited powers to extend the appeal period.
Fuller details of the appeal process can be found in the Planning Panel's Guide to Planning Appeals.