Planning Appeals

If you are dissatisfied with the Council’s decision on your planning application you may be able to appeal to Welsh Government Planning Inspectorate. 

Who can appeal?

The only person who can lodge an appeal is the person who made the planning application.

Objectors to a planning application have no right of appeal, nor can an appeal be made by someone in support of the planning application that has been refused by the Local Planning Authority. 

When can I appeal?

You can appeal in the following circumstances: 

  • If the planning application has been refused
  • If no decision has been made by the Local Planning Authority within the time allowed for the type of application
  • If in approving the scheme the condition(s) attached to the planning permission are considered inappropriate 

Submitting a planning appeal

There are different time limits to make an appeal depending on the type of appeal and the circumstances. 

Householder or a minor commercial planning application: must be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate within 12 weeks from the date on the decision notice. 

Advertisement consent: must be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate within 8 weeks from the date of receipt of the decision notice. If the appeal is against a discontinued notice it must reach the Inspectorate before the date the notice takes effect. 

Other types of planning applications: must be submitted within 6 months from the date on the decision notice, or any time from the expiry of the statutory period which the local planning authority had to determine the application. 

You can appeal a planning decision via the Welsh Government website. The website contains everything you need to know about the appeals process. 

You are required to send a copy of your appeal including details of the appeal and supporting documents to us at planning@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk or by post to:

Development Management, Municipal Offices, Civic Centre, Ebbw Vale, Gwent, NP23 6XB

Cost

It does not cost anything to make an appeal against a refusal of planning permission 

How long does it take?

It usually takes around 15 to 30 weeks for a decision to be made. This will vary according to the procedure adopted for the appeal for example written representations, inquiry etc. 

Contact Information

Development Management 
Telephone Number:(01495) 355555
Address:  Municipal Offices, Civic Centre, Ebbw Vale, Gwent, NP23 6XB
Email Address: planning@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk