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If my planning application is refused do I have a right of appeal?

If your application has been refused the decision notice will set out the reasons why the application has been refused.  The decision notice will also tell you how you can appeal against the refusal of planning permission.  Planning appeals are dealt with by the Planning inspectorate which is an independent agency sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.  There is a strict timetable for submitting an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate which will be set out on the decision notice.

If your application has been refused it will normally be a good idea to talk to us before you make an appeal as there may be changes you can make to the proposal to make it acceptable and overcome the reasons for refusal.  Our information on pre-application advice gives details on how to get pre-application advice for a potential resubmission.