Planning Court

What the Planning Court does

We carry out judicial reviews of decisions made by planning authorities, and hear other challenges to planning decisions. This includes appeals and applications relating to:

  • planning permission
  • development consent
  • compulsory purchase orders
  • highways and other rights of way
  • decisions under EU environmental legislation

Who we are

We are part of the Administrative Court, a specialist court within the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of Justice.

We are based at the Royal Courts of Justice in London and at district registries across England and Wales. Cases at the Royal Courts of Justice are heard by the Planning Liaison Judge or a High Court judge while cases at district registries are heard by a district judge.

Court information

Contact the Planning Court

General enquiries (London)

Planning Court
Administrative Court Office
The Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom

Telephone

020 7947 6655

Opening hours and facilities:
https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/administrative-court

General enquiries (Birmingham)

Planning Court
Birmingham Civil and Family Justice Hearing Centre
Priory Courts
33 Bull Street
Birmingham
West Midlands
B4 6DS
United Kingdom

Telephone

0121 681 4441

Opening hours and facilities:
https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/birmingham-civil-and-family-justice-centre

General enquiries (Cardiff)

Planning Court
Cardiff Civil and Family Justice Centre
2 Park Street
Cardiff
South Wales
CF10 1ET
United Kingdom

Telephone

029 2037 6400

Opening hours and facilities:
https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/cardiff-civil-and-family-justice-centre

General enquiries (Leeds)

Planning Court
The Courthouse
1 Oxford Row
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS1 3BG
United Kingdom

Telephone

0113 306 2800

Opening hours and facilities:
https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/leeds-combined-court-centre

General enquiries (Manchester)

Planning Court
Manchester County Court and Family Court Hearing Centre
Manchester Civil and Family Justice Centre
1 Bridge Street West
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M60 9DJ
United Kingdom

Telephone

0161 240 5305

Opening hours and facilities:
https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/manchester-county-court-and-family-court