Called-in planning applications: procedural guide

The responsibilities of each party and the roles they have in the called-in planning applications process.


Called-in planning applications: procedural guide

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This guide includes details about:

  • responsibilities of the applicant, the local planning authority and other parties
  • what will the Inspector do and what will be taken into account?
  • what is the timetable for an application and what are the rules?
  • what are the procedures?
  • can new material be introduced during the application process?
  • where will the decision be published
Published 4 July 2014
Last updated 6 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. The complaints procedure that was published in this booklet has been removed and the new complaints procedure is now available online.

  2. On 23 March 2016 the Planning Inspectorate published revised versions of its four procedural guides on Planning Appeals, Called-in Planning Applications, Enforcement Notice Appeals and Lawful Development Certificate Appeals. Each document highlights important changes.

  3. First published.