An applicant can appeal against the planning decision or conditions to the Secretary of State under section 78 of the Town and country planning act 1990.

An appeal must be made within:

  • six months for a full planning application
  • 12 weeks for an appeal against refusal of a householder application
  • six months for an appeal against a condition on a householder application
  • eight weeks for an appeal against refusal of consent to display an advertisement

Appeals can be made by:

  •  Online planning portal.
  • Or completing a form available from the Planning inspectorate at Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN

A copy of the completed appeal form should be Emailed or posted to Development management, Bolton Council, Town Hall, Bolton, BL1 1RU.

Under special circumstances the secretary of state can allow a longer period for giving notice of an appeal.

There is no right of appeal by neighbours or other interested parties after a planning decision has been made.

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