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The Planning Inspectorate is required to carry out the Examination of Local Plans (including the Mayor’s London Plan). Authorities are also able to request that the Inspectorate examine Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedules and Neighbourhood Plans.

In addition to this examination function, the Inspectorate will be responsible for the Independent Investigation of the emerging Marine Plans.

Local Plans

The local plan sets planning policies in a local authority area.

Marine Plans

  • UK Marine Policy Statement
  • The Marine Management Organisation (MMO)
  • Marine Planning in England
  • A brief guide to independent investigation of marine plans

Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy is a new planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008.