The planning system is unfair. It is one of the few decision-making processes that gives no right of appeal to affected third parties. The National Association of Local Councils has started a petition stating the government should introduce a limited third party right of appeal by giving parish councils a right to appeal planning decisions to the Planning Inspectorate.
You may wish to consider putting your name to the Petition if you have personally been affected.
Deadline: 19th April 2016