Planning Inspectorate – Appeal Timescales

Since 2014 the Planning Inspectorate has published details of the average time taken for planning, enforcement, and householder appeals. However, on 5 May the Inspectorate announced that they would not be published. This is the result of having to postpone site visits, Hearings and Inquiries due to the Coronavirus outbreak, and hence timescales are inevitably extended. There is no suggestion that publication will not resume when a sufficient level of normality returns to daily life and this transparency is important.