Attending a Planning Hearing

There are two planning appeal hearings coming up in the Kingston Ward (Ouse valley), – one on 25 August and the other on 23 September (I am not in control of the dates so please recheck yourself nearer the time).  A number of people have asked me about the procedure relating to planning hearings. I have been in touch with the Planning Inspectorate and here is their answer:

“Anyone is entitled to attend a hearing without prior notification.  The Inspector will conduct the hearing and all procedural matters under the guidance of the Inspector after he or she has formally opened the proceedings.

If you wish to submit representations before the hearing, you should send these to the relevant case officer and it will be for them, on consultation with the Inspector, as to whether they are accepted.

Anything submitted on the day of the hearing will be for the Inspector to decide whether to accept.”

Speaking: “You do not need to give prior notification. You simply attend on the day and the Inspector will guide you from then on.”

If you need confirm to get further information please contact the Inspectorate:

Customer Support Team, Planning Inspectorate for England: Temple Quay House,  2 The  Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN    0303 444 5000

Further Reading? Click these images to see further guidance:

Guide by the Planning Inspectorate
Detailed Guide to Inquiries
July 2015 Procedural Guide


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