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A planning applicant has a right of appeal to the Planning Inspectorate if -
- No decision has been reached on the planning application within the statutory period
- The planning application is refused
- The applicant does not agree with one or more of the conditions on a planning approval
There is no third party right of appeal, ie someone who objects to a planning application does not have a right to appeal if the application is approved.
Appeals can be time consuming and expensive. Before you choose to appeal, it is worth speaking to the planning officer who dealt with your application to see if there is a compromise and submit an amended application.
More recent information on planning appeals and planning decisions is held on Planning Online.