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Can an Inspectors decision be challenged?

An Inspector's decision may be challenged in the High Court  within 6 weeks on the basis they have erred in law.  For example, if there was a mistake in legal procedures or some vital information was ignored. If the High Court upholds the challenge, a different Inspector will reconsider the appeal avoiding the mistake, but it is possible the outcome will be the same. Taking a case to judicial review is an expensive process and, if you are unsuccessful costs could well be awarded against you, so you are strongly recommended to seek legal advice if you are considering this  course of action.

Appeal forms and information booklets explaining how to appeal are available from the Planning Portal, specifically Challenging a Decision in the High Court.

 

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