Please note: There are certain deadlines which applicants must meet in order for their submissions to be considered by the inspector. These are prescribed by law. We will advise you of deadlines relevant to your appeal at the outset. Timescales for the scheduling of hearings/inquiries and the final decision can be revised by the Planning inspectorate depending on the complexity of the issues involved and the route of appeal chosen. In addition, the process will generally take longer if a hearing or inquiry is required. As a guide, PINS expect the process to take 2-6 weeks longer on average using the hearing or inquiry route.