User guide: How to view the Latest Appeals list

Please use this user guide to show you how you can view the latest and most important appeals for all the major DCP Online sections and download the decision letter.

To view the latest appeals for any major DCP section and help you understand the latest position inspectors are taking when interpreting policy and legislation click on the COMPASS logo   on the right hand side of the chapter heading.  This will instantly list the planning appeals available on the far left hand side of the screen where the table of contents usually displays.

To reveal the contents again, click on contents tab at the top of the appeals column.


This new development means you can immediately view the latest appeals in your area of interest  thereby saving yourself valuable research time and money. Please note this list displays onlty the most important cases since the last time this section was updated. It refers specifically to the section you are viewing. To undertake a bespoke search use using COMPASS Online or contact us on 01452 835 820 to carry out an expert search.

Downloading an Appeal from COMPASS Online

To read a description or to download the full decision letter* click on the 9 digit reference number. This will open up COMPASS Online in a new window, you may receive a security warning asking if you want to go to COMPASS Online, click yes.

To download the full decision letter you will need a separate account with COMPASS Online. Please contact customer services on 01452 835820 or email and we will be happy to show you how to set one up or to check if your organisation already has an account. We have a range of options for purchasing downloads to suit most needs and budgets and would be happy to discuss these with you.

Once in COMPASS Online, this will take you to the planning appeal record on COMPASS Online. For more information on the appeal click on the 9 digit DCS reference number on the top left of the appeal.


To download the full text decision letter click on the View PDF button on the top of the appeal. You must be logged in and have either an active annual COMPASS subscription or enough credits left in your bulk buy account to download the case.


If you have any questions or would like to set up a pay as you go account for downloading appeals contact customer services on or phone 01452 835820.

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