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Planning Casework

Planning shapes the places where people live and work and the country we live in. Good planning ensures that we get the right development, in the right place and at the right time.

Individual Government Offices have Planning Casework teams which, on behalf of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, deal with decisions on whether to call-in planning applications referred under the Departure, Green Belt, Shopping, Flooding and Playing Field Directions and requests to call-in, for her own determination. More information on the national picture

Local authorities may require developers to provide an environmental impact assessment (EIA) in support of a planning application for development or change of use, which is likely to have a significant effect on the environment. Developers or other interested parties may appeal through us to the Secretary of State, if they disagree with the local authority's decision on whether an EIA is needed and, if so, on its scope.

GOWM continues to handle private listed building applications for the West Midlands region which the local planning authority are required to send to us in certain circumstances under the terms of Circular 08/2009. However, to ensure that Government Offices continue to offer an efficient and quality service, most other statutory planning casework is now handled by centralised teams across the Government Office network and Planning Inspectorate. The national arrangements for dealing with that casework are as follows:-  

Listed Building Consents (Local Planning Authority Applications), Article 4 Directions

Completion Notices

Modification Orders

Revocation Orders

Discontinuance Orders Conservation Area Consents, Statutory Allotments Disposals, 1938 Green Belts Act cases

Public Requests to Order Disposals (PRODS)

National and West Midlands Planning Casework Team
Government Office for the West Midlands
5 St Philip’s Place
Colmore Row
B3 2PW

Contact: 0121 352 5050

Fax: 0121 352 5578

Website:  www.gos.gov.uk/gowm/Planning

Email: WMPlanning@gowm.gsi.gov.uk

Planning and Housing Compulsory Purchase Orders

Section 19 Certificates

Less-than-best Consideration Land

The National Unit for Land Acquisition
Planning and Housing Division
Government Office for London
Riverwalk House
157-161 Millbank

Contact: 0207 217 3130

Website: www.gos.gov.uk/gol/Planning/Planningcasework

Email: enquiries-planning@gol.gsi.gov.uk  

Transport stopping up Orders (Sections 247 and 248 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990)

Pedestrianisation cases (s 249)

Extensions to Orders/Consents (Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984) Classification/Reclassification of Local Authority Highways

Rare Transport Cases
The National Transport Casework Team
Government Office for the North East
Contact: 0191 202 3686

Fax: 0191 202 3744

Website: http://www.gos.gov.uk/gone/national_functions
Email: casework@gone.gsi.gov.uk

Tree Preservation Order Appeals and Tree Replacement Notice Appeals

  The Environment Team
The Planning Inspectorate
Room 4/04, Kite Wing
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Temple Quay

Contact: 0117 372 6382

Fax: 0117 372 6241

Website: www.planning-inspectorate.gov.uk

  Email: environment.appeals@pins.gsi.gov.uk

Recovered appeals and called-in applications after public inquiry stages are now the responsibility for the Planning Central Casework Division in the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Further information about allotments and how we assess applications can be found here.

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Contact information

National and West Midlands Planning Casework Team
Government Office for the West Midlands
5 St Philip's Place
Colmore Row
B3 2PW
email: wmplanning@gowm.gsi.gov.uk

Planning Appeals
Planning Inspectorate
(Planning Appeals)
Temple Quay House,
2 The Square,
Temple Quay,
Bristol BS1 6PN
email: enquiries@planning-inspectorate.gsi.gov.uk

Tree Preservation Order and Enforcement Appeals
Planning Inspectorate
(Environment Appeals)
Room 404, Kite Wing
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Temple Quay
Bristol BS1 16PN
email: environment.appeals@pins.gsi.gov.uk

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