Certificate of lawful use or development appeals: procedural guide

The responsibilities of each party and the roles they have in the certificate of lawful use or development appeal process.


Certificate of lawful use or development appeals: procedural guide

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This guide includes details about:

  • responsibilities of the appellant, the local planning authority and other parties
  • who decides an appeal?
  • what is the timetable for an appeal and what are the rules?
  • what are the procedures?
  • can new material be introduced during the appeal process?
  • where will the decision be published?
Published 30 June 2014
Last updated 20 November 2020 + show all updates
  1. New legislation to allow PINS/the Inspector to decide (on behalf of the SoS) whether a ‘combined procedure’ may be appropriate

  2. The complaints procedure that was published in this booklet has been removed and the new complaints procedure is now available online.

  3. On 23 March 2016 the Planning Inspectorate published revised versions of its four procedural guides on Planning Appeals, Called-in Planning Applications, Enforcement Notice Appeals and Lawful Development Certificate Appeals. Each document highlights important changes.

  4. First published.