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What we do

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 Planning Court

General enquiries (London)

Planning Court
Administrative Court Office
The Royal Courts of Justice
Strand

London
WC2A 2LL

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

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

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

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

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