Planning Appeals

Who can appeal?

Applicants of the planning permission can appeal. They can appeal against a refusal of a planning permission, against a condition relating to an approval or from non-determination of their application.

Neighbours/contributers cannot appeal the council's decisions


How do I appeal?

Before you decide to lodge an appeal, it maybe worthwhile to talk to the planning officer to see if the development can be achieved in some other way (some form of compromise).

If you feel that you still would like to appeal then you can download the forms from The Planning Inspectorate website.

Contact details for The Planning Inspectorate: 0117 372 6224 or


Time Limit to appeal

  • Householder appeals must be made within 12 weeks from the date of the decision.
  • Other appeals must be submitted within 6 months from the date of the decision.
  • If the council has failed to make a decision on a planning permission, an appeal against non-determination can be submitted within 6 months after the expiry of the period the Council had for dealing with the application.


What are the different types of appeal?

  • Written Representation
  • Informal Hearing
  • Public Enquiry​​


Historic Appeals Registers

2005 - 2015 Appeal Register (PDF, 388.4 KB)