Only the applicant can appeal against a decision and this should be made to the Planning Inspectorate within 6 months of the date of determination. To find out more about the appeal process and to make an appeal see Planning Appeals on the Planning Portal.
If you have a complaint about the way an application was dealt with, you can also raise it through our complaints procedure. Such complaints will be investigated by a complaints officer, on instruction by the Chief Executive of the County Council. In addition, in the case of alleged maladministration, you can register a complaint with the Local Government Ombudsman, who acts independently from the County Council, (however, the Ombudsman only has the power to investigate the procedures followed by Local Authorities, i.e. how a decision was reached rather than whether the decision was correct). Alternatively, if you think that the decision is wrong in law, then you can apply through the Courts for a Judicial Review.