Enforcement appeals dealt with by an inquiry: taking part

How to take part in an enforcement or lawful development certificate appeal proceeding by an inquiry

Applies to England



This guide explains :

  • how you can make your views known
  • who decides an appeal and what are the rules
  • what is considered
  • contact us

There is also a video guide that gives an overview of what happens and how to take part

How to take part at an inquiry

Published 6 March 2014
Last updated 11 January 2024 + show all updates
  1. The guide has been updated to make it clearer that interested parties should submit their representations using our online search facility.

  2. Guidance updated following changes to processes after Covid, all references to Covid removed

  3. Notification to interested people on LDC appeals updated and removing guidance related of Covid-19.

  4. This guide has been updated to remove unnecessary duplication and become easier to follow. This is in line with the Inspectorate’s approach to making our content more user focussed.

  5. Clarifications around s319A and changes in the way we request documents

  6. New section 16.2 under 'Giving evidence on oath'

  7. The guide has been updated to reflect The Business and Planning Act 2020 which allows for procedures to be combined.

  8. Booklet updated with links to the Planning Inspectorate new Privacy Policy

  9. The Taking part guides have been updated following the new complaints procedure going online.

  10. Please refer to our current Coronavirus (CV-19) guidance page]for the latest information on how we are managing casework during the pandemic.

  11. The guidance has been updated to reflect current wording, email address changes and working practices

  12. Video guide added

  13. The guides have been updated to amend the hyperlinks from Planning Portal to GOV.UK and to reflect that fact that from 1 October 2013, the need to obtain conservation area consent for the demotion of an unlisted building in a conservation area was replaced by the need to obtain planning permission.

  14. First published.