Services

  1. Planning application forms: templates for local planning authorities

    This collection brings together planning application form templates for local planning authorities to use when producing their own versions.

  2. Environmental impact assessment screening checklist

    To help ensure that an authority giving development consent for a project makes its decision knowing the likely effects on the environment.

  3. Apply for an award of appeal costs: application form

    All parties involved in an appeal are expected to cover their own expenses but anyone involved in the appeal can ask that one party pays some or all of another party’s costs.

  4. Tree preservation order appeal form

    Form for appeals against decisions issued by councils in respect of applications for consent to cut down or carry out work on a tree protected by a tree preservation order.

  5. High hedge appeal form

    Local authorities (councils) have the power to deal with complaints about high hedges, this form is to appeal against the council's decision.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. When is permission required?
  2. Permitted development rights for householders: technical guidance
  3. Tree Preservation Orders and trees in conservation areas
  4. Community Infrastructure Levy
  5. Flood risk and coastal change
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Research and statistics

  1. Planning Inspectorate Statistics
  2. Community Infrastructure Levy review: report to government
  3. Aggregate minerals survey for England and Wales, 2014
  4. Local Plans Expert Group: report to the Secretary of State
  5. Building materials and components statistics: September 2014
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Planning reform: supporting the high street and increasing the delivery of new homes
  2. Changes to planning policy and guidance including the standard method for assessing local housing need
  3. Improving the compulsory purchase process
  4. National Planning Policy Framework
  5. Act Paper: report on compliance with statutory timetables for planning decisions 2017 to 2018
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: September 2018
  2. The Planning Inspectorate Framework Document
  3. Register of Planning Inspectorate Board Member Interests
  4. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: August 2017
  5. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: July 2017
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