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Planning and enforcement appeals

Details of appeals submitted and decided are available using the Public Access System.
 
Appeals are lodged with the Planning Inspectorate and not with West Lancashire Borough Council. You can submit your appeal online (external link).  Appeals are considered by a Planning Inspector and most are conducted through writing although some are decided by a hearing or public inquiry.
 
The Planning Casework Service allows you to search for and monitor (external link) the progress of your appeal. 

If you appeal, and your appeal is upheld and consent granted from 1 September 2014, you may be liable to pay CIL. For more information, see the Community Infrastructure Levy pages.


Appeals against planning applications (non-householder application) 


If your application is refused, you can lodge an appeal (external link) within six months of the date of the refusal.
 
If your application is approved but consider that one or more of the conditions are unreasonable or unacceptable, you can lodge an appeal within six months of the date of the approval or submit a new application to have them altered or removed.

 
Only the person who made the application for planning permission can appeal.

 

Appeals against planning applications (householder applications) 


If your application is refused, you can lodge an appeal (external link) within 12 weeks of the date of the refusal. Only the person who made the application for planning permission can appeal.

 

Appeals against enforcement notices 


If you are served with an enforcement notice that you find unreasonable or unacceptable, you can lodge an appeal (external link) but this must be before the date on which the notice takes effect.
   

General information and guidance on taking part in appeals 


Further information on the appeal process can be found at GOV UK (external link). Guidance on taking part in planning and enforcement appeals can also be found on the GOV UK (external link)