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The Planning Inspectorate

The work of the Planning Inspectorate includes national infrastructure planning under the Planning Act 2008 process as amended by the Localism Act 2011; processing planning and enforcement appeals; holding examinations into local plans and community infrastructure levy charging schedules. The Inspectorate also deals with a wide variety of other planning related casework including listed building consent appeals, advertisement appeals, and reporting on planning applications called in for decision by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), or, in Wales, The Welsh Government. 

Media Centre

The press office is open from 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday to respond to enquiries from the media only on 0303 444 5004 or For non-media related enquiries please see the contact us page.  Press Releases are published on


The appeals service and guidance relating to:

  • Planning Appeals
  • Householder Appeals
  • Enforcement Appeals
  • Advert Appeals
  • Tree Preservation
  • All types of appeal
  • Handling correspondence

National Infrastructure Planning

Find out more here about the national infrastructure Planning Act 2008 (as amended by the Localism Act 2011) planning process, as it applies in England and Wales. 

Also view details of anticipated and live project applications for development consent.

Countryside, Access and Environmental Casework

  • Rights of Way
  • Common Land
  • Access
  • Environmental
  • Schedule 14

Major Applications (S62A)

Major Planning Applications in Local Planning Authority areas which have been designated due to poor performance.


  • Local Plans
  • Marine Plans
  • Community Infrastructure Levy

Customer Support

View general contact details for the Planning Inspectorate

Corporate Information

For corporate information on the Planning Inspectorate go to DCLG's site. The information includes:

  • Annual Reports
  • Freedom of Information
  • Jobs
  • Transparency & Procurement information

Advice for Inspectors

Advice for Inspectors on Model Conditions, Conduct and Interests and Transport Orders.

Feedback & Complaints

We welcome suggestions and queries on all aspects of our work.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I appeal? What sort of form do I use?

Useful Links

Links to other sites associated with the work of the Planning Inspectorate