Where an applicant is unhappy with the decision of the council to either refuse planning permission or grant planning permission subject to conditions they have the right to appeal to the Secretary of State. This also applies where the Council has served an Enforcement Notice against an alleged breach of planning control.
In the vast majority of cases the decision on the appeal is delegated to a Planning Inspector from the Planning Inspectorate, which is an executive agency of the Department of Communities and Local Government.
To submit an appeal online and for further information on appeals use the Planning Portal website. Please note the Planning Inspectorate, Planning Portal and this Council prefer to receive your appeals online.
Householder Appeal Service - Find out more about a the process for householder appeals. This mainly relates to domestic extensions and outbuildings.
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council prefer to send and receive drawings, appendices, statements and appeal forms online. These can be emailed to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Please avoid sending large bound folders through the post as the documents are extracted and the folders destroyed.
Paper/Postal forms can be obtained from the Inspectorate's Customer Services Team on:
0117 372 6372.
When an appeal is lodged, the Borough Council will notify both those originally advised of the planning application and those who made representations. With the exception of any householder appeals, there will be an opportunity to make further representations on the proposal. These should be sent to the Planning Inspectorate who will copy them to both the appellant and council. The Planning Inspectorate set out a strict timetable for this and if letters are late they may not be taken into account.
For householder appeals, the planning file containing all plans and comments will be sent to the Planning Inspectorate. For all other appeals, the Council will write a statement in support of its case and this will be available for public inspection. However, those wishing to make comments should not wait for this before submitting their representations.
The decision on the appeal is final, subject only to challenge in the High Court on a point of law.
When the Council grants a planning permission there are no rights of appeal against this decision.
To search for an appeal decision use the 'Search for Planning Applications' page.