Resources

Planning Portal Website
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This website is a resource set up as a joint venture between TerraQuest and the Department for Communities and Local Government. Its aim is to make information about the planning process and the processes themselves more accessible. It provides information for members of the public, planning professionals and local authorities on all aspects of planning and on building control.
National Planning Policy Framework
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The National Planning Policy Framework was published on 24 July 2018 and sets out the government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied. This document replaces the first NPPF published in March 2012.
National Planning
Practice Guidance

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This online resource currently divided into 42 sections aims to add further context to the National Planning Policy Framework and to be an accessible resource for the general public, professionals and local planning authorities.
Enforcement appeals:
procedural guide

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This guide explains the procedure for appeals against planning enforcement notices and listed building enforcement notices. Apart from explaining the different methods of appeal, it also provides an explanation of the various grounds of appeal that can be raised against an enforcement notice
Planning appeals:
procedural guide

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This guide explains how appeals against the refusal of planning permission are determined by the Planning Inspectorate. It describes the respective roles and responsibilities of all the parties involved, at every stage of the process. It covers the procedure for planning appeals, householder appeals, minor commercial appeals, listed building appeals; advertisement appeals, and discontinuance notice appeals.
Certificate of lawful use or development appeals – England (March 2016) – Procedural Guide
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This Guide outlines the responsibilities of each party and the roles they have in the certificate of lawful use or development appeal process. It also deals with appeals against refusal of listed building lawful development certificate applications.
Civil Procedure Rules
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These rules set out procedure for all civil disputes in England and Wales. Their overriding aim is to enable cases to be dealt with justly. The rules are frequently updated. There are currently 89 Parts within the rules, dealing with main principles, supplemented by Practice Directions, which provide more details on how the rules should be applied. Part 54 II provides guidance about the remit and composition of the Planning Court, and Practice Direction 54E deals with Planning Court Claims.
Administrative Court
Judicial Review Guide
(July 2018)
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This is the third edition. It integrates recent case law on procedure in public law cases. The guide includes the current Listing Policy (from June 2018) including policy for the Planning Court.