Planning Applications Process: Section 62A Authorities in Special Measures

Procedural guidance for applicants, designated authorities, and interested parties

Applies to England


Appendix 1 Pre-Application Advice form

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This guidance covers:

  • Introduction
  • Pre-application process for major development
  • Submission of Applications
  • Determination of applications
  • Procedure to be followed
  • After the decision
  • Contact the Planning Inspectorate
  • Appendices

Councils with applications

Published 1 February 2017
Last updated 262 MarchApril 2024 + show all updates
  1. 'Councils with applications' section added

  2. 3.3.4 information updated

  3. 8.3 Appendix 3 – Community Infrastructure Levy and Planning Obligations updated

  4. New bullet points 3.3.3, 3.3.4, 3.3.5 and wording replaced under section 8.3

  5. Guidance for for major development added

  6. Sentence update at 3.4.2 and new version of appendix 1

  7. Section 4.4.3. and 4.4.4. to provide additional clarity

  8. Updates have been made following the Section 62A designation of additional Local Planning Authorities on 19 December 2023. The updates reflect current designations and practice.

  9. updated guidance section: 5.1 Criteria to determine the procedure to be followed

  10. Update to para 5.1.1 in guidance

  11. New section to guidance: 4.6 Recovery of applications

  12. 2.2.1 updated with fees advice

  13. 6.1.2. of the guidance updated

  14. Section 5.1.1. of the guidance updated

  15. Section 5.1.1. updated

  16. Amend 3rd bullet under 3.2.1, new section 6.2 and new section 8.4 appendix 4.

  17. Paragraphs 3.4.3, 3.4.4 & 3.4.5 updated

  18. How should the application be submitted? question updated

  19. section 3.4 guidance updated and email address added

  20. Procedural guidance updated to include links to planning applications page. Section 3.4.2 updated to include advice that the Inspectorate will provide the appropriate application form.

  21. Updated references of the 'Planning Inspectorate's website' to 'GOV.UK'.

  22. New advice at 2.6 and amendments to 3.4. Appendix 1 updated to remove reference to appendix 4 and made editable as an ODT file.

  23. Guidance booklet rewritten

  24. Email and postal address updated.

  25. First published.