An applicant has the right to appeal against the decision of the Local Planning Authority with six months of the decision.

Appeals are considered by a planning inspector, appointed by the Secretary of State.

Most are handled in writing. Some are decided by a hearing before an Inspector. A few are decided after a public inquiry.

Latest appeals

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Making an appeal

All appeals should be made to the Planning Inspectorate:

The Planning Inspectorate
Room 3/01 Kite Wing
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Temple Quay
Bristol BS1 6PN

Their Customer Support Line telephones 0117 372 6372 are answered between 8am and 4.45pm Monday to Thursday and 8am to 4.30pm on a Friday. Outside of these times messages are received on voicemail.

Email address is: 

Making a planning appeal online

You can also make a planning appeal online using the Planning Inspectorate website.

Making an enforcement appeal online

If you've built or changed something without planning permission you may be sent an enforcement notice by us. You can appeal against an enforcement notice if you own, rent or lawfully occupy the property or land it applies to.

You can find out more about the appeal process and read helpful booklets in the appeal guidance section.

Commenting on appeals

All comments submitted during the course of the planning application are forwarded by the Council to the Planning Inspectorate when an appeal is made. Any further comments should be sent direct to the Planning Inspector quoting their appeal reference. Appeals can be viewed and comments made online via the Planning Portal.

In the event of an appeal against refusal of a planning permission for householder applications, which is to be dealt with on the basis of representations in writing, any representations made about this application will be sent to the Secretary of State, and there will be no further opportunity to comment at appeal stage.

Comment on an appeal

Appeals made in the Uttlesford District can be viewed from this site using the appeals list.

Uttlesford appeals list

Or you can search for an appeal using the casework portal.  

Find a case on the appeals casework portal


Additional information  - appeal guidance booklets

The following electronic booklets, available from the Planning Inspectorate on GOV.UK, provide assistance on various aspects of the appeal process.

For planning appeals

For enforcement appeals