Local Plans: letter from the Secretary of State to the Chief Executive of the Planning Inspectorate

The Secretary of State for The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has written to the Planning Inspectorate to set out temporary arrangements for local plans at examination before a new Prime Minister takes office.

Applies to England



During this short period of transition, before a new Prime Minister takes Office, inspectors should not send letters or reports which conclude that local plans are unsound and incapable of being made so and/or which advise councils that local plans should be withdrawn.

The Secretary of State also urges Inspectors to continue to address any local plan shortcomings in correspondence with councils in a constructive and positive way.

Published 5 August 2022