The Judicial Greffe took on the role of administering appeals against planning and building decisions in 2015 so that your case is considered independently of the Department of the Environment. The system makes sure that everyone involved in an appeal has the chance to make their case. The Department of the Environment will be treated the same as any other party involved, and it must follow the same rules.

The Minister won't be involved in any initial decision. The first time the Minister will be asked to consider any details of the case is when the Inspector submit​s the report.

Current Active Appeals



















Forms & Guidelines

Notice of Appeal Form

Enforcement Notice of Appeal Form

Brief Guide & Fees


Planning Inspectors





David Hainsworth LL.B(Hons) FRSA Solicitor



Philip Staddon BSc (Hons), Dip, MBA (Distinction), MRTPI



Sue Bell MSc., BSc, FCIEEM CEcol CEnv CWEM



Nigel McGurk BSc (Hons) MCD  MBA  MRTPI



Roy Foster MA MRTPI



Graham Self MA MSc FRTPI