Our governance

The main decision-making, executive and managerial bodies at the Planning Inspectorate

The role of the Planning Inspectorate Board is to provide collective strategic leadership to the organisation.

Responsible for

Under the terms of the framework document, the Board is responsible for:

  • ensuring an effective business planning and performance management framework is in place
  • ensuring the Planning Inspectorate delivers against its strategic objectives and ensuring sufficient resources are available to achieve those objectives
  • setting and communicating the Planning Inspectorate values, purpose and objectives to inspectors, other staff and stakeholders whilst protecting and enhancing the Planning Inspectorate reputation for professionalism, effectiveness, integrity and efficiency
  • monitoring and continuously improving performance and quality
  • ensuring an adequate risk management framework is in place and reviewing strategic risks
  • ensuring that proper accounting procedures are in place
  • ensuring that the Planning Inspectorate policies are consistent with the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and the Welsh Government and that its affairs are conducted with probity consistent with Managing Public Money

The Board members are

  • Chair of the Planning Inspectorate Board – Trudi Elliott
  • Planning Inspectorate Chief Executive – Sarah Richards
  • Non-Executive Directors – Jayne Erskine, Susan Johnson and David Holt
  • Director of Corporate Services – Navees Rahman
  • Director of Wales – Tony Thickett
  • Director of Inspectors - Ben Linscott
  • MHCLG Representative – Simon Gallagher

Board meeting minutes

The Board meets throughout the year. Minutes are available from each meeting:

Board Minutes 14 June 2018 (PDF, 118KB, 4 pages)

Board Minutes 24 May 2018 (PDF, 126KB, 5 pages)

Board Minutes 22 March 2018 (PDF, 147KB, 9 pages)

Board minutes 25 January 2018 (PDF, 180KB, 13 pages)

Board minutes 23 November 2017 (PDF, 152KB, 11 pages)

Board minutes 14 September 2017 (PDF, 151KB, 11 pages)

Board minutes 18 July 2017 (PDF, 201KB, 11 pages)

Board minutes 8 June 2017 (PDF, 87.7KB, 2 pages)

Board minutes 18 May 2017 (PDF, 166KB, 12 pages)

Board minutes 16 March 2017 (PDF, 158KB, 10 pages)

Board minutes 16 February 2017 (PDF, 154KB, 10 pages)

Board minutes 19 January 2017 (PDF, 168KB, 12 pages)

Board minutes 08 December 2016 (PDF, 160KB, 11 pages)

Board minutes 10 November 2016 (PDF, 164KB, 12 pages)

Board minutes 13 October 2016 (PDF, 177KB, 13 pages)

Board minutes 15 September 2016 (PDF, 163KB, 11 pages)

Board minutes 16 August 2016 (PDF, 163KB, 11 pages)

Board minutes 7 July 2016 (PDF, 156KB, 10 pages)

Board minutes 2 June 2016 (PDF, 169KB, 12 pages)

Board minutes 5 May 2016 (PDF, 170KB, 12 pages)

Board Minutes 10 March 2016 (PDF, 187KB, 12 pages)

Board Minutes 12 February 2016 (PDF, 121KB, 8 pages)

Board Minutes 14 January 2016 (PDF, 138KB, 11 pages)