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Changes to submitting planning appeals

The government has announced that they have launched a ‘beta’ for a new planning appeal submission process, with it being rolled out across more than 30 local planning authorities.

The new planning appeals service is being designed to be easier, faster, and more cost effective to use, with the first part of the improvements looking at the submission form. A new form has been introduced for submitting full planning and householder appeals in some local authorities across the country. This is working based on the pilot that was run earlier this year.

The new beta will require the involved local planning authorities to update the hyperlinks in their planning decision notices, where permission has been refused. This will also be accompanied by the government making a change that will see eligible appeals being redirected from the Appeals Casework Portal, onto the correct page on GOV.UK.

The areas included in the beta are:

  • London Borough of Barnet
  • London Borough of Brent
  • London Borough of Bromley
  • London Borough Camden
  • London Borough of Hillingdon
  • London Borough of Islington
  • London Borough of Lambeth
  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • Birmingham City Council
  • City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
  • Darlington Borough Council
  • Durham County Council
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • Gateshead Council
  • Leeds City Council
  • Middlesbrough Council
  • Newcastle City Council
  • North Tyneside Council
  • Northumberland County Council
  • Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
  • South Tyneside Council
  • Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
  • Sunderland City Council
  • Wakefield Council
  • Cheshire East Council
  • Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Kirklees Council
  • Wealden District Council
  • Bristol City Council
  • Cornwall Council
  • Wiltshire Council

In terms of changes, anybody in the regions mentioned who are submitting appeals for householder or full planning decisions are eligible to use the new submission form. The process is due to be simpler, and more intuitive appeal submission process with formats that are familiar across other government services due to standardisation.

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