About Planning Appeals

Planning applications can be controversial and Winchester City Council's or any other Local Planning Authority's decision can sometimes lead to an appeal. Appeals can be made for a number of reasons, but most are made because the Council has refused planning permission.

Only the person who applies for the planning permission has a legal right to appeal (the appellant) to the Planning Inspectorate at:

Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Temple Quay
Tel: 0117 372 8000
Web site: http://www.gov.uk/planning-inspectorate

Alternatively, if you are an applicant whose planning permission has been refused, you could contact your planning officer to discuss whether the scheme can be amended in any way to make it acceptable with a new application.

You can now make, track and search for appeals online using the Planning Portal below.

If you have an interest in an application, whether you were for or against it or you may be interested in the outcome of the appeal, you can find information from the Planning Portal below.

If you would like further details on how to make your views known a booklet is available "Guide to taking part in planning appeals". This is available at Winchester City Council Planning Department and the Planning Inspectorate.

Changes to the appeal process which came into force on 6 April 2009:

The main changes within the legislation are:

  • The Planning Inspectorate will use its new power under s.319A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to determine the appeal procedure to be followed for all planning and enforcement cases.
  • A new, expedited process for householder appeals which are suitable for written representations, known as the "Householder Appeals Service".
  • The extension of the Costs regime to planning appeals and other planning proceedings dealt with via written representations.
  • Amendments to the Hearings and Inquiries Rules to remove the 9 week written comment stage. Parties will still have the opportunity at the hearing or inquiry event itself to make comments.
  • Amendments to the Inquiries Rules to require the submission of Statements of Common Ground 6 weeks after the appeal's start date, rather than 4 weeks before the inquiry event itself (as now).
  • New Guidance which will explain the changes and the procedures to be followed at appeal.

Winchester District Planning Appeals

To view archive information of Appeals lodged or decided between 2006 and 2010, please click here

If you would like further information on any of these appeals or details of previous years appeals, please contact the Appeals Information Officer, Planning Department, Winchester City Council on 01962 848 599.