Appeals Against Decisions
An applicant can appeal against a decision made by the Council. There are three types of procedure for appeals:
- Written Representations - which involve an exchange of correspondence between the two parties. This is the most common form of appeal, suitable for most applications.
- Informal Hearings - where there is a discussion on the merits of the case with an Inspector. This method may be used for complex cases such as an application relating to an agricultural workers dwelling.
- Public Inquiries - where the parties involved have legal representation and call witnesses. This method would be used where formal cross-examination and expert witnesses were considered to be necessary.
Even when an appeal has been lodged the council is willing, where appropriate, to see whether an acceptable solution can be achieved by submitting a new application.
Further information can be obtained from the Planning Inspectorate website.