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Advice given between between 1 October 2009 and 14 April 2015 has been archived.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 email


15 January 2019
Adem Mehmet


Dear Adem,
Thank you for your enquiry regarding statutory requirements for applicants.
Statutory requirements are in regards to funding. Please see Regulation 5 (h) — ‘Applications for orders granting development consent’, of The Infrastructure Planning (Applications: Prescribed Forms and Procedure) Regulations 2009.
You may also wish to review DCLG guidance:
Best wishes,

Advice given

Dear Sirs,
I am considering making an application for a DCO for what I consider to be a nationally important strategic project. Please can you tell me the statutory requirements that I/my company will need to fulfil as an applicant (e.g. financial standing, relevant experience in the sector etc.).