Planning Inspectorate

Latest from the Planning Inspectorate

  1. Appeals: average time they take broken down by stage
  2. Appeals: how long they take
  3. 2018 Common land notices and decisions

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What the Planning Inspectorate does

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 Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and the Welsh Government.

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Our statistics

  1. Planning Inspectorate Statistics
  2. Planning Inspectorate Appeals Data
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Our management

Sarah Richards
Sarah Richards
Chief Executive, Planning Inspectorate
Phil Hammond
Director of Casework, Planning Inspectorate
Tony Thickett
Director of Wales, Planning Inspectorate
Navees Rahman
Director of Corporate Services, Planning Inspectorate
Tim Guy
Director of Transformation
Trudi Elliott CBE MRTPI
Chair of the Planning Inspectorate Board
Jayne Erskine
Non-executive Director
David Holt
Non-executive director
Susan Johnson
Non-executive Director

Contact The Planning Inspectorate

Comment on an appeal

If you wish to submit comments on an appeal please use our online service: .

Media enquiries

Press office

0303 444 5004

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

Customer services and general enquiries

Room 3 O/P
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Temple Quay
United Kingdom

Phone (England)

0303 444 5000

The Customer Support Line telephones are answered as follows:

Monday 09:30 - 16:30
Tuesday to Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:00

Christmas and New Year hours

Monday 24th 09:30 - 14:30
Thursday 27th, Friday 28th 09:00 - 14:30
Monday 31st 09:30 - 14:30

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.

We understand that people can become angry when they feel that matters about which they feel strongly are not being dealt with as they wish. Please treat our staff with courtesy and respect as we will not tolerate rude or abusive behaviour.

Please read our Customer Charter:

Make an FOI request

  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 using the details below.

Freedom of Information requests

The Planning Inspectorate
Room 3A Hawk Wing
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Temple Quay
United Kingdom

Customer Support

0303 444 5000

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