Planning appeals can take a long time and the procedure is somewhat unknown to most, including those who deal with them on a daily basis. Below is a breakdown of how long it typically takes for a planning appeal to run its course to help take the stress out of process.
Where it mentions 'event' this means either site visit, hearing or inquiry.
Planning (including listed building) appeals
These appeals will be in respect of a decision that the local planning authority (LPA) has made in relation to a planning application other than a householder appeal.
For appeals dealt with by written representations or a hearing:
For appeals dealt with by an inquiry:
Planning appeals that are decided following an inquiry do not have a separate “validation” stage. Instead, when the appeal is started, the start letter declares the appeal to be valid, and the necessary validity checks will have been carried out so that an inquiry can arranged.
Householder (including Advertisement Consent and other Minor Commercial) appeals
These are appeals relating to refusal for development associated with a house such as a rear extension or roof alteration, refusal to display an advertisement or sign and refusal for minor commercial development such as ground floor alterations like shop fronts and security shutters.
These are appeals against an enforcement notice (including listed building enforcement) or lawful development certificate in respect of your property.