This area of the site includes the following pages:
Planning Inspectorate role
The role of the Planning Inspectorate with regard to operating the planning process for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects.
What happens at each stage of the Planning Act 2008 process, and how you can get involved.
Participating in the process
How and when to register and have your say about an application.
Pre-application service for applicants
A free service offered by the Planning Inspectorate designed to help applicants in planning and carrying out their Pre-application duties
Submitting an application for development consent
Find out what is required to submit an application for a Development Consent Order.
Fees associated with submitting an application for a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project to the Planning Inspectorate.
Outlines the policy regarding awards of costs for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project examinations.
Frequently asked questions
Here you can find answers to the most common questions.
Examples of what the Planning Inspectorate considers to be ‘good’ documentation submitted in relation to Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects.