How we deal with planning appeals

We will aim to deal with appeals within the time scales specified by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

The Council will normally agree to the written representations method of dealing with appeals unless the proposals have aroused a significant level of concern in the neighbourhood and, in the opinion of the Council, the issues raised by the proposals need to be explored in the presence of an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State.

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.