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Appeals

Appeal Queries

Advice on planning appeals and other planning information, including appeal time limits and types of appeals, is available on the national Planning Portal website

 

Information on the changes to appeal procedures from 1st October 2013 can be found below:

Government review

Planning Inspectorate review

 

For general enquiries or assistance with the website please refer to the How To Guides on www.bedford.gov.uk/searchplans or contact planning@bedford.gov.uk or ring 01234 718068. (All documents are online, hard copies of documents incur a fee).

 

Appeal Documents and Commenting

Please click on the 'Search Plans' page for all the details, documents, links and How To Guides as explained below.

To view any appeal documents or the planning application/enforcement notice the appeal is for, you will need the Bedford Borough Council reference numbers. If you do not know the numbers use the MAP SEARCH, which identifies any relevant appeals, enforcement and planning applications on a site, as explained in How to Guide no. 7.

Once you have your reference you can view details and documents by clicking on the link TO VIEW AND COMMENT ON PLANNING APPLICATIONS, which opens the search screen. Please click on the APPEAL box option, type in your appeal reference, then click on SEARCH. Click on the documents tab to see the documents. Note: The Planning Inspectorate reference is on the start date letter.

(For historic applications before 1995 please refer to How to Guide no. 4)

 

If the type of appeal allows comments, send 3 copies of your correspondence directly to the Inspectorate quoting their reference. Please do not send to Bedford Borough Council. Each appeal has a timescale for comments detailed in the letters sent. To contact the Inspectorate or for more details about the appeal process and types please go to www.gov.uk/appeal-planning-inspectorate.

 

Making an Appeal

If your application is refused or if the Council does not make a decision within the given time period, you have the right of appeal to the Planning Inspectorate who will determine the appeal (the Planning Inspectorate are a Government agency who act for the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government).

 

Please note that there are time limits for lodging an appeal which are as follows:

 

  • Advertisement appeals must be submitted within 8 weeks.
  • Householder and minor commercial appeals must be submitted within 12 weeks.
  • Other appeals must be lodged within 6 months of the date shown on the planning decision notice.
  • Enforcement appeals must be made before the date the enforcement notice comes into force. Where an enforcement notice is served before or after a decision on a planning application the timescale for appealing the planning decision is reduced to a maximum of 28 days (see planning portal for details).

 

Appeal Decisions

View Planning Appeal Decisions (25 September 2017)

View Outstanding Appeals (25 September 2017)

 

 

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Environment

Here you will find information on environmental and planning issues. This section provides a wealth of information including details on how to make or enquire about a planning application, rubbish, waste and recycling information.

 


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