§8A-5-10. Appeal process.
(a) An appeal may be made by an aggrieved person from any decision or ruling of the planning commission to:

(1) The circuit court, pursuant to the provisions of article nine of this chapter; or

(2) A board of subdivision and land development appeals, if the governing body has established a board of subdivision and land development appeals by ordinance.

(b) Within thirty days after the date of the denial, the petition, specifying the grounds of the appeal in writing, must be filed with:

(1) The circuit court of the county in which the affected land or the major portion of the affected land is located; or

(2) The board of subdivision and land development appeals that has jurisdiction over the affected land.