About us

Government planning inspectors deal with planning appeals, national infrastructure planning applications, examinations of local plans and other planning-related and specialist casework in England and Wales.

The Government Planning Inspectors profession is one of the Civil Service Professions. Government Planning Inspectors are responsible for national infrastructure planning, which includes large-scale projects such as harbours, power generating stations (including wind farms) and electricity transmission lines. It is also involved in planning and enforcement appeals.

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Career opportunities and professional development

The Government Planning Inspector Profession website on Civil Service Learning (CSL) is the place where you can engage with your professional community and find out about all the learning, qualifications and opportunities available to help you develop your skills.