Detailed information

Find further legislation and guidance resources. Information on this page may be useful for those applying to use the service and the general public.

See the process

View the stages an application goes through, from start to finish.

How to have your say on a project

Find out everything you need to know about sharing your views on a project.

Guide for applicants

Outlining the application process with resources on submitting a planning proposal.

Legislation information

View the 2008 Planning Act to understand our legal duties.

View guidance

View documents around submitting applications for a Nationally Significant Infrastructure project.

See advice notes

The Planning Inspectorate has a series of advice notes covering a range of process details.

National Policy Statements

Find out what National Policy Statements (NPSs) are, what they include and how they fit into the Planning Act 2008 process.

Register of advice

Here you can view all advice provided by the Planning Inspectorate since 2008.