Only the applicant has the right to appeal against a decision on a planning application. A third party (e.g. an objector) had no right to appeal a planning decision. 

If your planning application is rejected we will write to you giving the reasons. If you are unhappy about the reasons, or if you do not understand them, the committee or officers report will be available to view on the councils Track and Trace Planning Applications system which should provide additional detail to the decision notice. 

Please note the time frame to appeal differs depending on the type of application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit an appeal within the relevant timeframes. Information is available on the Welsh Government Planning Appeals website. 

You may appeal against

  • Condition(s) attached to an approved planning application
  • Planning permission that has been refused
  • Non-determination – if you haven’t received a decision in writing regarding your planning application within 8 weeks (or any other relevant statutory period), and if you haven’t agreed in writing to extend the decisionperiod. 

Appeals are dealt with by the Planning Inspectorate Wales but Gwynedd Council consults individuals and other relevant bodies on behalf of the Inspectorate in accordance with appeal procedures. Further information regarding Appeals and how to make an appeal is available on the Welsh Government Planning Appeals website. 

We recommend you try to negotiate an amended application rather than submit an appeal.You may submit another application with modified plans free of charge within 12 months of the date of decision on your first application. 

If you are considering re-submitting your application, following refusal you are strongly advised to make use of the pre-application advice service.