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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Refused Applications

What do I do if my planning application is refused?


If your planning application has been refused we must give you written reasons. These will be on your decision notice. You may therefore wish to talk with the planning officer who dealt with your application to see if an amended proposal may succeed.

There is normally no additional fee to pay if you resubmit the application within 12 months of the decision with a similar project, but if you are unsure its best to check with us. Please note, you will not have your original fee refunded if your planning application has been refused, and if you did not pay for the original application (i.e. if that was a resubmission) then you will have to pay the next time.

Alternatively, you may wish to appeal against the decision. The planning appeals section will give you more information on how to do this.