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) as all staff are now working from home. Planning applications must be made electronically via the planning portal . Comments on planning applications must be made on the online by searching for the application on the website and entering a comment , compliance complaints must be made on the online form 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

There is currently no change to the Council’s scheme of delegation and some applications will still need to be determined at a Committee meeting. The Council has recently adopted new procedures in line with the Coronavirus Act 2020 to allow for Development Control Committees to be  held ‘virtually’. The Government sent a letter to local councils recently, which is attached here: Chief Planners Newsletter - March 2020.pdf [pdf] 135KB .

We will not issue any delegated officer decision to approve a major application or a minor application where there are a significant number of objections and the Parish/Town Council have not had the opportunity to comment because of the Covid 19 Pandemic until consultation has been carried out with the Chairman of the Development Control Committee and Portfolio Holder for Planning to confirm that they are in agreement that a decision can be issued.

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 Inspectorate General 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.

If you wish to comment on a planning appeal, you can do so by searching under the planning application number, clicking on ‘View Documents’ and then by clicking on ‘Appeal – Arun Docs’.  Scroll down until you see the ‘Appeal Notification Letter’ which gives details on how to respond.