The Planning Inspectorate is committed to supporting sustainable development by providing an open, fair and impartial service that meets the needs of all our customers.

Our promises to you – we will:-

  • be helpful and polite, and treat you with courtesy and respect at all times
  • listen and respond to your concerns, apologise for and
  • learn from our mistakes, and use your feedback to improve how we do things where possible
  • decide all cases efficiently and as quickly as possible
  • make guidance available to help you understand the process and timetable
  • ensure cases are handled by people with the right level of experience and expertise
  • make well-reasoned decisions that cover all the main
  • issues and are based on published national and local policies and all evidence submitted within the set deadlines
  • promote and encourage the use of Welsh in the handling of its roles within Wales.

In return – we ask that you:-

  • read the guidance we make available and let us know if anything is unclear
  • provide the information in a full, succinct and accurate way in accordance with the timetable or other deadline, using our online service wherever possible
  • understand that you may not get the outcome that you want
  • treat our staff with courtesy and respect, and accept that we will not tolerate rude or abusive behaviour in any form of communication
  • let us know if our service to you falls short and give us the opportunity to put that right
  • understand that we cannot (a) advise you on how to argue your case, (b) provide legal advice or (c) change a decision on a case once it is made.