Planning Inspectorate

Latest from the Planning Inspectorate

  1. Cleve Hill Solar Park Project granted development consent
  2. Appeal a community infrastructure levy notice under Regulation 117, 118 or 119
  3. 2019 and 2020 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.

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Research and statistics

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

Sarah Richards
Sarah Richards
Chief Executive, Planning Inspectorate
Tony Thickett
Head of Planning Inspectorate Wales
Navees Rahman
Director of Corporate Services, Planning Inspectorate
Paul McGuinness
Interim Director of Corporate Services
Christine Thorby
Director of Strategy, Planning Inspectorate
Graham Stallwood
Director of Operations, Planning Inspectorate
Trudi Elliott CBE MRTPI
Chair of the Planning Inspectorate Board
Stephen Tetlow MBE CEng FIET FIMechE
Non-executive Director
Dr Rebecca Driver
Non-executive director
Sally Dixon
Non-executive Director

Contact The Planning Inspectorate

Submit a new appeal

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

We have limited resource in place to collect post sent to our offices.

Our advice however remains the same: All appeal and other documents should be submitted on-line or by email. This ensures that appeals are processed quickly. Documents sent to us by post have to be scanned and then sent to the relevant casework team causing significant delay.

Please help us to process your appeal quickly and help us to safeguard our staff by using our on-line service wherever possible.

Comment on an appeal

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

Customer services and general enquiries

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

Phone (England)

0303 444 5000

As a result of the current Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and latest Government advice, no Planning Inspectorate staff are currently working at our Bristol or Cardiff offices until further notice.

We have therefore found it necessary to reduce our Customer Service Helpline opening hours. The Planning Inspectorate’s Customer Service Helpline will be available between the hours of 09:00am and 12 noon. Monday – Friday and if possible we ask customers to email

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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:

Media enquiries

Press office

0303 444 5004

Press office is open from 09:00 to 17:00 on 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.

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

Customer Support

0303 444 5000

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

  1. Procurement at The Planning Inspectorate
  2. Working for The Planning Inspectorate
  3. Jobs

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