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Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2023

Section 100Right to appeal against planning authority decision or failure to make decisionSection 101Procedure for making appeal

350.Section 100 provides that where an application has been made to a planning authority for listed building consent (or certain other types of applications relating to conditions of consent), the applicant may appeal to the Welsh Ministers if the planning authority refuses the application (or imposes conditions, or new conditions, on a consent) or fails to give notice of its decision on the application within the “determination period”. The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Wales) Regulations 2012, SI 2012/973 (W 108) (“the 2012 regulations”) set the determination period at eight weeks.

351.Section 101 puts in place the procedures for making an appeal under section 100. Subsection (1) requires a notice of appeal to be served on the Welsh Ministers and subsection (3) provides that the Welsh Ministers may make regulations about the form of the notice, information that must be included with a notice and how a notice of appeal must be served and the time limit for serving it.

352.At the time of writing these notes, the required notice of appeal is available on the “Planning appeal forms” page of the Welsh Government website. It incorporates a statement, known as a “certificate of ownership”, that the person making the appeal has complied with the requirements imposed by subsection (4) to give notice of the appeal to the owners of the building.

353.Subsection (5) provides that regulations making provision about the time limit for serving a notice of appeal must allow a period of at least 28 days for the appellant to serve notice of the appeal, starting from the day after the day of the receipt of a notice of decision or the end of the determination period (as the case may be).

354.At the time of writing these notes, under the 2012 regulations an applicant is allowed six months to make an appeal against a decision of a planning authority. If the applicant is making an appeal because the planning authority has failed to give notice at the end of the eight-week determination period, there is no deadline for an appeal.

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