To Appeal or Not to Appeal?

    View Author October 2013

    When to Appeal and Can You Get Your Costs Back?

    On the 3rd of October 2013 the Department for Communities and Local Government issued a 21 page Guidance document entitled “Planning and other appeals, and the award of costs”.

    The October 2013 Guidance is divided into five parts:

    • Introduction
    • Is there a right of appeal on planning and related decisions, such as advertisement consent, listed building consent, and enforcement?
    • What are the options for appeal if an application for planning permission is refused or is granted but with unacceptable conditions attached?
    • Can other related decisions and consents such as advertisement consent, listed building consent and enforcement be appealed?
    • Can an award of costs be sought if a party behaves unreasonably?