Appealing a planning decision
When the council or DfI makes a decision to grant or refuse planning permission, only the applicant can appeal the decision.
Objectors or other interested parties cannot appeal if they disagree with the planning decision.
Getting involved in a planning appeal
If the applicant appeals a planning refusal or an enforcement notice, anyone who lives near the appeal site, or has an interest in the appeal, can become involved in the appeal process.
Planning Appeals Commission (PAC)
The commission handles planning appeals. They're independent of government departments and agencies.
If you want to get involved in an appeal, you need to make your views known to PAC.
Commenting on a planning appeal
If you made representations about the planning application to the local council, or the Department for Infrastructure, PAC will receive a copy of your correspondence. They'll invite you to take part in the appeal process.
The commission will also advertise the planning appeal in the local press. If you didn't comment on the original planning application or have something new to say, you can write to PAC within 14 days of the advertisement appearing:Planning Appeals Commission
87 - 91 Great Victoria Street
When PAC receives your views, you can take part further in the appeal process.
Contact the Planning Appeals Commission
To read more information on the appeals process and PAC's procedures, go to PAC's website:
- Planning Appeals and Water Appeals Commission
- telephone 028 9024 4710
- fax 028 9031 2356
- email firstname.lastname@example.org