Register of advice

The list below is a record of advice the Planning Inspectorate has provided in respect of the Planning Act 2008 process.

There is a statutory duty under section 51 of the Planning Act 2008 to record the advice that is given in relation to an application or a potential application and to make this publicly available. Advice we have provided is recorded below together with the name of the person or organisation who asked for the advice and the project it relates to. The privacy of any other personal information will be protected in accordance with our Information Charter which you should view before sending information to the Planning Inspectorate.

Note that after a project page has been created for a particular application, any advice provided that relates to it will also be published under the ‘s51 advice’ tab on the relevant project page.

Advice given between between 1 October 2009 and 14 April 2015 has been archived. View the archived advice.

Enquiry received via phone


14 June 2018
Kettering Borough Council - anon.


Query regarding the Planning Act 2008 (PA2008) process, definitions of highway Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) and consultation requirements.

Advice given

The Planning Inspectorate (the Inspectorate) provided an overview of the PA2008 process and noted the statutory basis for pre-application duties on applicants (noting in particular Schedule 1 of the Infrastructure Planning (Applications: Prescribed Forms and Procedure) Regulations 2009. The Inspectorate noted some schemes that had come under the PA2008 process, by virtue of s35, and explained the statutory timescales associated with the PA2008 process.