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Planning and environmental appeals: guidance for reporters

Guidance notes for planning and environmental appeals reporters.

15 Jul 2020
Planning and environmental appeals: guidance for reporters

COVID 19 DPEA guidance note

Guidance on the impact on COVID 19 on our work, including site inspections and upcoming oral process arrangments.

Update 23 November

Update 03 November

Update 24 September

Update 14 July

Update 19 June

Update 28 May

Update 17 April

Update 24 March

Update 23 March

Update 17 March

The attached guidance notes cover the above and:

  1. Sists
  2. Listed buildings, removal from list
  3. Receipt of 2008 regs case file
  4. Time limits on planning permission (full)
  5. Time limits on planning permissions (in principle)
  6. Site inspections (accompanied or unaccompanied)
  7. No further procedure
  8. Further procedure
  9. No variation of application
  10. Reporters' decisions, house style
  11. Applying timescales for appeal submissions
  12. Development Plan Examinations - role of lead reporter
  13. Development Plan Examinations - role of non-lead reporter
  14. Planning obligation appeals
  15. Good neighbour agreement appeals
  16. New matters and the submission of documents, materials or evidence
  17. Requests to record or film proceedings
  18. Appeals Regulations 2013
  19. High Hedge Notice Appeals
  20. Reasonable Adjustment
  21. Screening, EIA Regulations 2017
  22. Use of section 48(8) to address undue delay in a planning appeal
  23. Compliance with procedural requirements
  24. Provision of material evidence and conduct of parties in proceedings before DPEA Reporters

COVID-19 DPEA 23 November update

5 page PDF
94.5 kB

COVID-19 DPEA 03 November update

4 page PDF
92.0 kB

COVID-19 DPEA 14 July update

5 page PDF
92.1 kB

COVID-19 DPEA 19 June update

6 page PDF
102.2 kB

COVID 19 DPEA May Update

6 page PDF
103.6 kB

COVID-19 DPEA 17 April update

4 page PDF
81.1 kB

COVID-19 DPEA 24 March update

6 page PDF
92.2 kB

COVID-19 DPEA 17 March update

4 page PDF
80.4 kB

Note 1 - Sists.pdf

2 page PDF
67.6 kB

Note 8 - Further procedure.pdf

5 page PDF
36.2 kB

Note 20 - Reasonable Adjustment

3 page PDF
94.4 kB


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