What will not be accepted as a petition

In certain circumstances some petitions may not be accepted, including:

  • If the petition applies to a planning application
  • If it is a statutory petition (for example, asking for a referendum on having an elected Mayor)
  • If the petition is on a matter where there is already an existing right of appeal or a separate complaints process
  • Any petition which we consider to be intended to cause distress or is abusive or otherwise inappropriate (we will explain the reasons for this)
  • Where a person or organisation (or someone on their behalf) has submitted a petition which is the same, or substantially the same as one submitted, within the last 12 months.