What we do

The Planning Inspectorate deals with planning appeals, national infrastructure planning applications, examinations of local plans and other planning-related and specialist casework in England and Wales.

The Planning Inspectorate is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

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Our announcements

Our publications

Our statistics

  1. Planning Inspectorate statistics for 2014/15

    • Official Statistics
  2. Planning Inspectorate Statistics Archive

    • Official Statistics

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Our management

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Customer services and general enquiries

Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Temple Quay


The Customer Support Line telephones are answered between 08:30 - 16:30 Monday to Friday. At busy times we may not be able to answer your call or respond to a message immediately. We appreciate your patience at all times and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Media enquiries

Press office is open from 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday.
If you are a journalist with an enquiry or a request to film, please email or phone the press office.

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  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question
  3. Make a new request by contacting us at:

Freedom of Information requests

The Planning Inspectorate
Room 3/13
Temple Quay House
2 The Square

Temple Quay

Corporate information

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information. Read our policy on Social media use.