Refusal & Appeal Process

The timescale for applicants to appeal where they have been refused Estate Management Scheme consent will replicate the existing planning system, which is six months from the date of refusal. As with the current planning system, only the applicant can appeal the refusal.

As currently happens, if applicants do appeal a refusal, a report will be written by officers and presented to the Estate Management Appeals Panel (EMAP) to be considered by elected councillors. The Panel meets about five times per year. There will be no further recourse for the applicant or any other party if EMAP upholds the original decision of refusal, other than to the Local Government Ombudsman or judicial challenge of the decision-making process itself.

Page updated: 7/01/2019

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