Planning Application Guide


Appeals in Wales are dealt with by Planning Environment and Decisions Wales (PEDW) in Cardiff.

Applicants have a statutory right of appeal against the refusal of planning permission, the conditions attached to a permission which are considered to be unreasonable, or if we have failed to make a decision within the statutory 8 week period and no extension to the time period has been agreed. Also, any person on whom an Enforcement Notice has been served can appeal. There is no right of appeal for third parties in Wales.


appeal a planning enforcement notice 

Common Appeal FAQs

If you disagree with a decision, you must appeal within 6 months of the date on the decision notice from us.

If they did not make a decision within 8 weeks, there is no deadline for appealing.

If you have received an enforcement notice you must appeal within 28 days of the notice.

There is a different process to appeal a householder planning decision for a smaller project like an extension, conservatory, or loft conversion.

No, only the person who made the application can appeal. If you did not apply, you can comment on an appeal instead. There is no third party right of appeal.

Below are documents that explain when you can make an appeal on a planning, listed building, conservation area decision or on an enforcement notice.

Planning appeals guidance 

enforcement appeals guidance 

map of planning applications 

search for planning appeal 

Engaging with Planning and Environment Decisions Wales 

Planning and Environment Decisions Wales (PEDW) manages casework relating to the development and use of land in the public interest, including planning and enforcement appeals. Visit the Welsh Government website for details of the planning appeals process and when and how you can get involved. 

Engaging with PEDW

Planning and Environment Decisions Wales
Crown Buildings, Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ

0300 0604400