Planning Inspectorate is the planning officer who reviews your Planning Applications and hears your Planning Appeals. There are many types of Planning Appeals and the Inspectorate deals with each one of them. The main job of a Planning Inspectorate is to deal with the Appeals and National Infrastructure Planning Applications and also examines the Local Plans as well. So basically the Inspectorate will look into all your Planning related queries and pass them on to the Ministry for the final verdict.

Their jurisdiction is only limited to London and Wales and their job is to offer advice and/or recommendations to your proposal if there is a need of any, and decide whether to give you the Planning Permission or not. The work done by them is transparent and unbiased and they give equal opportunity to every applicant.

In order to get more insights in the work and duties of Planning Inspectorate, you should attend one of the Planning Inspectorate Virtual Events held by them. Here is the video showing how you can take part in a Virtual event:

What are the major Roles of a Planning Inspectorate?

There are three major roles that a Planning Inspectorate has to perform in order to maintain order in the society:

Treating every applicant equally and making the Planning System fairer case by case.

Every citizen has the right to appeal if they do not agree with the decision being made by the Planning Inspectorate or the Inspectorate delays the decision. No one can make everyone happy and therefore there can be individuals who may not agree with the Planning Authority.

Making the world a better place by approving developments that will be needed for sustainable development.

Sustainable Development is one of those key elements that everyone should take seriously. Therefore Planning Department has strict policies to deny those proposals which may harm the wildlife or nature, buildings of archaeological/historic importance, buildings that invade the privacy of other citizens and many more.

Helping communities to enhance the standard of living.

With sustainable development and equal opportunity, The Planning Department promote and implement the aim of the Government with their positive approach towards Local Planning. With this in mind, the communities and Planning Consultants and other developers can focus on shaping a better future.

What are the priorities of a Planning Inspectorate?

The job of a Planning Inspectorate is not as easy as it looks. In fact, it is filled with challenges that vary from case to case. There are few key elements that every Inspectorate give priority to. Their first and foremost priority is to focus on their customers. Through effective and efficient methodologies, they try to provide the best advice to their clients for the betterment of society and nature. The whole Planning Department is an active and inclusive Organisation and aims to meet future needs and Sustainable Development.


How much does a planning consultant cost?

Costing primarily depends on the scale of your project. From Design Permission to Just consultation, Prices varies from consultant to consultant. But the average would be around £450.

Are planning consultants worth it?

Yes, absolutely they are worth every penny of yours. In fact, the whole planning process, if not done correctly, can delay the whole project by years. A Planning Consultants can navigate you through every legal process and get you out of any planning-related issues.

What is the role of a planning consultant?

The role of a Planning Consultant will get you out of any situation that you are stuck in at the beginning or during your building project. If your project leads to multiple intricacies to get planning permission and you have to interpret Planning Policy and Local Development Plans, a Planning Consultant on your side will only make this whole Planning Process smoother than ever and you will be reassured with the results as well.

How do I choose a planning consultant?

Choosing the best planning consultant for your project is very easy when you follow our steps.

What do town planning consultants do?

Planning Consultants help, supervise, and advise you with every planning related issues that you might face at any stage of your construction project. They will help you acquire the planning permission and/or in case of application rejection, they will help you to appeal for the permission.