No limits

Unlike the case in respect of the refusal of planning permission, there is no time limit in which an appeal against the refusal of a lawful development certificate must be made. This is a worthwhile point to note from an appeal decision (DCS Number 400-023-607) relating to the refusal of a lawful development certificate for a general industrial use at a site in Essex:-

“The Council contends that the appeal is invalid because the date of the decision was 30 January 2018 and the appeal documents were submitted to the Council on 16 August 2018. However, there is currently no time limit within which an appeal against the local authority’s refusal of an LDC application has to be received. On that basis the appeal is valid.”

Section 4.301 of DCP Online concerns lawful use or development certificates.