What if my application is refused?

You can either resubmit your application or appeal the decision

Resubmitting your application

We can help

You can discuss how to overcome the reasons for refusal with the planning officer that dealt with the original application.

Following a refusal, you can resubmit your application. Use our pre-application advice service to ensure that your resubmitted application addresses the reasons for the initial refusal.

How long do I have to resubmit my application?

If your application has been refused, you can submit another application with modified plans free of charge within 12 months of the decision on your first application.

The application must be from the same applicant and you can only have one free resubmission.

Planning appeals

Before you appeal

There may be scope to amend your planning application, rather than making an appeal. You can discuss the reasons for the rejection and the suggested changes with us. Contact details can be found on your notification, which states if your application has been successful or not.

Types of appeal

GOV.UK provides comprehensive guidance and advice for each type of appeal.

How to appeal

Planning appeals are dealt with by the Planning Inspectorate. You can appeal online, and find out about alternative ways to appeal by clicking the button below.

Appeal a planning decision