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What is a householder appeal?
The Town and Country
Planning Appeals (Written Representations Procedure) (England)
Regulations 2009 say:
- an application for planning permission for
of an existing dwellinghouse, or development within the curtilage of
such a dwellinghouse for any purpose incidental to the enjoyment of the
- an application for any consent, agreement or
required by or under a planning permission, development order or local
development order in relation to such development, but does not include
- an application for change of use,
- an application to change the number of dwellings
in a building.
means an appeal under section 78(1) of the Town &
Planning Act in relation to a householder application, except an appeal
against the grant of any planning permission, consent, agreement or
approval which is granted subject to conditions.
What is not a householder
The following categories of appeals:
against grant of permission subject to undesirable conditions (even a
grant of householder permission subject to undesirable conditions)
- Lawful development certificate appeals
building consent appeals
against refusal or change of use application
that do not relate to an "existing dwellinghouse" e.g. agricultural,
commercial, new houses
What is the time limit for submitting householder appeals?
Appeals against refusals of householder applications irrespective of
whether you wish to appeal by the householder, hearing or inquiry
method must been submitted within 12 weeks of the date of the decision
notice refusing the
All appeals against refusals of
householder applications must be submitted on the householder appeal
a different appeal method is desired reasons should be provided on the
householder appeal form as to why the alternative method would be more
appropriate by reference to the criteria in Appendix C of the Planning
Inspectorate guidance 01/2009.
Humphreys & Co. January 2010
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