If you want to appeal against a refusal or grant, consent, agreement or approval of planning permission subject to conditions, you must do so within six months of the date of the notice of the decision.

Appeals must be made using a form which you can get from the Planning Inspectorate or from the planning portal – we can also accept these appeal forms by email at planningapps@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

If planning permission is refused or granted subject to conditions the applicant can appeal to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

We will notify all those that have commented on the application that an appeal has been made.

The appeal will be dealt with in one of three ways detailed below.

Written representation

If the proposal is a householder application and dealt with by the written representation procedure, any comments made on the original application will be forwarded to the planning inspector who will be appointed by the Secretary of State to consider the appeal. You will not be able to comment further on a householder appeal.

If the appeal is not for a householder application you will be able to make additional comments to the planning inspector.

Informal hearing or public inquiry

If there is a public inquiry or informal hearing both objectors and supporters have the right to speak.

Householder appeal service

All householder appeals made on or after 6 April 2009 are dealt with by the householder appeals service. The time limit for an applicant to submit an appeal against refusal of planning permission is 12 weeks from the date of the notice of the decision.