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Do you want to submit an appeal?

When will you appeal?

You must lodge your appeal within six weeks of the local authority sending its decision on your objection.

How will you appeal?

You can appeal by letter. You may engage a lawyer. That is not mandatory.

You will need to provide the following information in your appeal

  • Your name and address.
  • The date.
  • The decision against which you are appealing.
  • The file number of the decision on your objection.
  • A copy of the decision on your objection.
  • The reason for your appeal.
  • Your signature.

Has the notice of appeal been drawn up in a language other than Dutch? Then ensure a good and correct Dutch translation. That is needed to correctly settle the matter.

The subject of your appeal

The subject of your appeal is given in the letter you received.

Do you want to appeal about a spatial plan in procedure?

More information can be found on the ‘Spatial plans (view and respond)’ page.

You are not in agreement with the court’s decision

Lodge your appeal within six weeks.

Postponement of the decision

Postponement is only possible in urgent cases. The court will make a decision on this.

Revoking an appeal

Do you want to prevent the local authority from implementing a decision you have objected to? In that case you can apply for an interim injunction from the court’s preliminary relief judge.


Court registry fees are charged to file an appeal. If the court rules in your favour, you will be reimbursed with these costs.

Laws and regulations

The following regulations can be found on the website Overheid.nl (local):

  • General Administrative Law Act.