Appeals against an approved application cannot be made. But developers can appeal against their rejected ones.
The only method available to overturn an approval decision is by a very expensive Judicial Review which only looks at the process not the policies.
We have therefore recently started to use the council’s complaints procedure to lodge our concerns when applications are approved when blatantly disregarding planning policies.
Full details are in the monthly planning reports. Below is a high level summary.
*This issue is being pursued by correspondence with Sarah Jones, MP (Croydon Central), who is consulting with Rt. Hon Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.