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. Access to and use of buildings: Approved Document M
  4. Permitted development rights for householders: technical guidance
  5. When is permission required?
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News and communications

  1. £250 million of housing deals struck to deliver tens of thousands of homes
  2. Cash boost to help build 200,000 homes in new garden towns
  3. Commissioners appointed to new home design body
  4. Recovered appeal: site at Roseacre Hall, Roseacre Wood, Preston, Lancashire – Cuadrilla Appeal C (ref 3134385 - 12 February 2019)
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Research and statistics

  1. Northern Ireland New Dwelling Statistics Q4 2018
  2. Planning Inspectorate Statistics
  3. Planning Inspectorate Appeals Data
  4. Independent review of planning appeal inquiries: report
  5. Building Safety Programme: monthly data release - January 2019
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Changes to planning policy and guidance including the standard method for assessing local housing need
  2. Independent review of planning appeal inquiries: call for evidence
  3. Powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments
  4. Developer contributions reform: technical consultation
  5. National Planning Policy Framework
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

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