Planning Appeals

Until further notice due to the Coronavirus we are unable to accept PAPER planning applications, comments on planning applications, compliance complaints or forms relating to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). Planning applications must be made electronically via the planning portal www.planningportal.co.uk Comments on planning applications must be made on the online comment facility https://www.arun.gov.uk/weekly-lists, compliance complaints must be made on the online form https://www.arun.gov.uk/planning-compliance and the submission of CIL forms (with the exception of CIL Form 1 which must be submitted with the planning application itself) must be sent to CIL@arun.gov.uk.

We are working towards setting up a Development Control Committee for 27 May 2020 to determine planning applications in the normal way. The Government are setting out legislation on how this should be achieved. The Government sent a letter to local councils recently, which is attached here: Chief Planners Newsletter - March 2020.pdf [pdf] 135KB . There is currently no change to the Council’s scheme of delegation and applications will still need to be determined at a Committee meeting if necessary. It is highly likely that this meeting (and future meetings) will be held remotely or with a reduced number of members and details will be published when they have been agreed.

If you apply for planning permission and the Local Planning Authority refuses the proposal, or places conditions on an approval, you have the right to appeal. There is no right of appeal for third parties, only the applicant can make an appeal.

Planning Appeals are dealt with by the Planning Inspectorate. For details on how to submit an appeal please refer to the Planning InspectorateGeneral Information on the process can be found in the document Procedural Guide to Planning Appeals.

The Planning Inspectorate has published 2 brief guides to planning inquiries and hearings:

( A list of live planning application and enforcement appeals.pdf [pdf] 124KB ) as at 30 October 2017 can be viewed  or you can use the appeal search facility below to view a summary of the appeals on our database. Further details may be available through the Planning Inspectorate search facility.