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Apply for rule 6 status on a planning appeal or called-in application

How interested parties with a substantive case can apply to the Secretary of State for Rule 6 status at a planning inquiry (appeal or called-in application).

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Apply for rule 6 status on a planning appeal or called-in application

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Details

This guide provides details on how to support or oppose a planning appeal using Rule 6 status, including:

  • how to apply
  • the inquiry procedure
  • statement of case
  • statement of common ground
  • proofs of evidence

How to take part as a Rule 6 party in a planning appeal proceeding by inquiry

Published 6 March 2014
Last updated 18 November 2020 + show all updates
  1. The guides have been updated to include details of two additional organisations, who offer free, independent and professional planning advice to communities and individuals who cannot afford to pay professional fees.

  2. How to take part as a Rule 6 party in a planning appeal proceeding by inquiry video added

  3. The guide has been amended in line with the Rosewell Review.

  4. The guides have been updated to amend the hyperlinks from Planning Portal to GOV.UK and to reflect that fact that from 1 October 2013, the need to obtain conservation area consent for the demotion of an unlisted building in a conservation area was replaced by the need to obtain planning permission.

  5. First published.