Planning appeals

Appeals against the council's planning decisions are made to the Planning Inspectorate. The Secretary of State appoints the planning inspectors who determine the appeals.

Only the person who applied for planning permission, or who was served with an enforcement notice (known as the appellant) has a legal right to appeal. There is no right of appeal for third parties or others unhappy with the decision.

You can appeal against:

  • the refusal of an application
  • a planning condition you believe is unjustified
  • an application which was not decided within the statutory period or such longer period as was agreed by the applicant with the Council
  • an enforcement notice

How to make a planning appeal

Information about how to make a planning appeal, time limits and procedures is available from the Planning Inspectorate via the Planning Portal website:

View planning appeals and decisions

Time limits to appeal

  • Householder appeals: 12 weeks from the date of the council's decision.
  • All other appeals: 6 months from the date of the council's decision (or before the date an enforcement notice comes into effect). 

West Oxfordshire District Council
Elmfield
New Yatt Road
Witney
OX28 1PB