|Please note: The Planning Inspectorate has announced changes to the procedures for determining planning appeals. The first stage of these changes came into force on the 6th April 2009. More information can be obtained here - Changes to the Appeal Process.|
You can look at appeals by using the following link: View appeals
If applicants have their planning applications refused then they have a right of appeal to the Secretary of State.
If an enforcement notice is served there is also a right of appeal to the Secretary of State.
The Planning Inspectorate in Bristol deals with the appeals and further details on the process can be obtained from their website: -
The Inspectorate currently allows access electronically to details of Enforcement and Planning Appeals, so the progress of appeals and the resultant decision can be monitored. Access to appeal documents via the Inspectorates website can be made through the following link: -
The Inspectorate can also be contacted at: -
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Telephone: 0117 3728818
Fax: 0117 3728443
Appeals have to be made within 6 months of the planning decision, or 12 weeks if the decision is against a householder application. Appeals can also be made against an enforcement notice but this has to be done within 28 days.
The Forest of Dean District Council received 53 appeals in 2009.
To monitor the progress of an appeal you can contact Martin Hillier on 01594 812364, Jennifer Hart on 01594 812373 or alternatively via the Planning Inspectorates website: -