If you are the applicant, there is a right of appeal against most planning decisions taken by Ashford Borough Council. You can appeal if:
Information on appeals is provided with the decision notice in every case where a right of appeal applies. There is no right of appeal for third parties (this includes neighbours) or interested organisations. Further advice is available at the Planning Portal.
The applicant can appeal to the First Secretary of State for England. All appeals are administered by the Planning Inspectorate.
All appeals and the documents submitted with them can be viewed on our Application Search pages. All you have to do is search for the application reference or the address. Some appeals and documentation can also be viewed at the Planning Inspectorate website.
If you made a comment about the original planning application, it will be sent to the Planning Inspectorate. If you would like to comment on an appeal, send your comments to the Planning Inspectorate, at Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN, within six weeks of the start date of the appeal. Quote the planning appeal reference number (that will usually have the prefix APP/E2205/).
Appeals must be made within a strict time limit from the date of the decision as listed below but please note that the rules changed on 1 October 2013 and you should also check the planning portal:
Please note - for householder appeals neither the applicant, council or interested parties have the opportunity to make further comments.
Appeals relating to enforcement notices or refusals of planning applications on sites which have enforcement notices have different timescales. These are normally 28 days but further information is available at the Planning Portal.
From 1 October 2013 the government introduced changes to the way the appeal system works including:
More information is available from the Planning Inspectorate [pdf] 451KB.