Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Planning Inspectorate guidance - updated 25th March 2020

In response to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Planning Inspectorate has published guidance on site visits, hearings, inquiries and events.

In light of last night’s announcement by the Prime Minister to introduce stricter controls in relation to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, the Planning Inspectorate is cancelling all previously arranged site visits with immediate effect. We will make new arrangements as soon as possible.

Furthermore, no Planning Inspectorate staff are currently working at our Bristol or Cardiff offices until further notice. Therefore, we request that you do not send any hard copy appeal forms or evidence to us by post.

For new appeals, please ensure you make an online submission via the appeals casework portal.

In the meantime, if you have an urgent enquiry please email your case officer.

Detailed guidance

We are in the process of updating the following detailed guidance. Please ensure that you check this page regularly and follow our Twitter updates.

Published 12 March 2020
Last updated 25 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. NSIP Events and Local plan Examination documents updated.

  2. Updated in light of prime minister announcement last night.

  3. Site visits, hearings and inquiries document updated

  4. Updated message about C19

  5. First published.