Planning Appeals Questions

A: If you wish to appeal against the Local Planning Authority’s refusal to grant planning permission or non-determination within 8 weeks of receipt of an application and for all other questions relating to making an appeal, you should contact the customer services team of the Planning Inspectorate on:

Tel: 0117 372 6372

The Customer Support Line telephones are answered between 08:00 - 16:45 Monday to Thursday and 08:00 - 16:30 on a Friday. Outside of these times messages are received on our voicemail. The e-mail address is

The postal Address is:
The Planning Inspectorate
Room 3/01 Kite Wing
Temple Quay House
2 The Square

Temple Quay
Bristol BS1 6PN
Web site:

How long do I have to make an appeal to the Planning Inspector?

A: In general, you must appeal within 12 weeks of the date of the decision notice for a householder application and within 26 weeks for other types of planning applications. The time limit for making your appeal depends on the type of appeal you are making.

 I expected my neighbour’s application to be refused as I objected to his proposals but planning permission has been granted, can I appeal?

A: Only the applicant or his agent on his behalf has the right of appeal against the Local Planning Authority’s refusal to grant permission. The right of appeal does not extend to 3rd parties.