Planning and building


  1. Appeal or search for a planning decision or notice

    Search for an appeal against a planning decision or notice from your local planning authority, or start a new appeal

  2. Party walls and building work

    When and how to tell neighbours about building works on party walls, what to do if you've been notified of works, how to come to an agreement

  3. Appeal a planning decision

    Appeal a decision by your local planning authority about an application for planning permission - documents you need to provide, who can appeal, how long it takes

  4. Appeal a householder planning decision

    Appeal a decision on a householder planning application by your local planning authority - deadlines, how to appeal and how long it takes to get a decision

  5. Appeal an enforcement notice

    Appeal against a planning enforcement notice. How to apply, who can apply, claim costs, how long it takes

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Fire safety: Approved Document B
  2. Preventing and resolving disputes in relation to party walls
  3. Permitted development rights for householders: technical guidance
  4. Access to and use of buildings: Approved Document M
  5. When is permission required?
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News and communications

  1. Update letter to residents on developments in response to the Grenfell Tower fire: 11 January 2019
  2. Ministers act to increase "Changing Places" toilets for severely disabled people
  3. Recovered appeal: land south of Oakridge, Highnam, Gloucestershire (ref 3184272 - 20 December 2018)
  4. Recovered appeal: land at Peel Hall, Warrington, WA2 9LH (ref: 3178530 - 20 December 2018)
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Research and statistics

  1. Energy Performance of Buildings Directive: second cost optimal assessment
  2. Building Safety Programme: monthly data release - December 2018
  3. Northern Ireland planning statistics 2018/19 second quarterly statistical bulletin
  4. Live tables on planning application statistics
  5. Planning applications in England: July to September 2018
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Developer contributions reform: technical consultation
  2. Technical review of Approved Document B of the building regulations: a call for evidence
  3. Approved Document B (fire safety): amendments to statutory guidance on assessments in lieu of tests
  4. Assessments in lieu of tests consultation: impact assessment
  5. Building a safer future: an implementation plan
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Register of Planning Inspectorate Board Member Interests
  2. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: November 2018
  3. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: October 2018
  4. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: September 2018
  5. The Planning Inspectorate Framework Document
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