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Appeals for Wales are dealt with by the Planning Inspectorate.

The appeals service and all guidance relating to appeals is available in this section.

Appeal Service

Use the appeal service to:

Make a new appeal
Search for or comment on an appeal
Help for local planning authorities

Information and guidance


The work of the Planning Inspectorate

The work of the Planning Inspectorate includes:

  • processing planning and enforcement appeals,
  • holding examinations into local development plans.  

The Inspectorate also deals with a wide variety of other planning related casework including:

  • listed building consent appeals,
  • advertisement appeals,
  • reporting on planning applications called in for decision by the Welsh Government.
  • various compulsory purchase orders,
  • rights of way cases
  • cases arising from the Environmental Protection and Water Acts and the Transport and Works Act and other Highways Legislation.

In addition, the Inspectorate processes applications for awards of costs which may arise from any of these.

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