Where the appeal relates to an application for householder planning consent and is to be determined via the fast-track Householder Appeals Service, there are only 12 weeks to make the appeal.
In some planning permission refusal cases, and where the fast-track service is not used, appeals must be submitted within six months of the date on the decision notice. It is important to establish which deadline applies to you and it is usually best to get professional advice so you can be certain.Flats, subdivisions, conversions, change of use and new builds
If your development relates to any of the above the procedure will follow the s78 planning appeals process. This means you will have 6 months from the date the application was refused to lodge an appeal. If this deadline is missed the only route forward would be to submit a new application to the LPA.Commercial properties
For commercial properties, there are different deadlines for lodging an appeal with the Commercial Appeals Service.
- appeals related to shop fronts must be submitted within 12 weeks
- advertisement consent appeals must be submitted within 8 weeks
Appeals when there is an Enforcement Notice
It is crucial to remember that if an appeal on an application for planning permission is linked to enforcement action, there are only 28 days to make the appeal.