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Appeals

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).

 

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

 

View Planning Appeal Decisions (20 March 2017)

View Outstanding Appeals (20 March 2017)

 

 

Appeal documents (except those containing personal information) can be viewed from the 'Search Plans' page. Please use the Council's appeal reference e.g. 13/00001/REF and not the planning application reference to access this information. If you do not know the appeal reference please contact the Planning Helpdesk on 01234 718068 for further assistance.

 

If there is an appeal decision you require which is not available through the search plans page please let us know through emailing planning@bedford.gov.uk or writing to Planning Services, Bedford Borough Council, 4th Floor, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP. For hard copies there will be a charge to cover the cost of photocopying.

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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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