1. When you can appeal

Your local planning authority makes decisions on applications about minor commercial developments, eg ground floor alterations like shop fronts and security shutters.

You can appeal a minor commercial development decision if you disagree with it.

There’s no fee for appealing.

Only the person who made the application can appeal.

Deadline for appealing

You must appeal within 12 weeks of the date on the decision notice from your local planning authority.

The deadline’s earlier if you’ve received an enforcement notice - you must appeal within 28 days of the notice.