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Dear Planning Inspectorate,

Good morning,

Following the changes to the NPPF (Dec 2023) Could I please have a copy of the most up-to-date Planning Inspector Training Manual?

Plus a copy of the most up to date Planning Inspector Enforcement Training Manual?

Yours faithfully,

A Muscroft

Planning Inspectorate

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Planning Inspectorate

Dear A Muscroft,

Your ticket 47533 has been updated.

Dear A Muscroft,
 
Thank you for contacting the Planning Inspectorate.
 
Your request for information has been considered under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. 
 
Please find attached the most up-to-date version of the Inspector Training
Manual (ITM), watermarked 4th January 2024. 
 
The Inspector Training Manual is subject to regular updates, and the
Manual does not constitute Government policy or guidance and does not seek
to interpret Government policy. In the event that there appears to be a
discrepancy between the Manual and national policy / guidance, any
national policy and guidance will be conclusive.
 
As this document is not written for an external audience, many of the
hyperlinks point to our internal systems at the Inspectorate (including
links from one chapter to another), and therefore will not be accessible
to those outside.
 
We do not hold such document as the "Planning Inspector Enforcement
Training Manual". Internal guidance on Enforcement for Inspectors can be
found in the "Enforcement" chapter of the ITM.
 
I also attach a copy of our Information Requests Complaints Procedure with
contact details for the Information Commissioners Office should you
require it.
 
I hope the information provided proves useful.
 
Kind regards, 

Cecile Leblond

Customer Team
The Planning Inspectorate
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[3]Information-request-review-procedure.pdf [5]Consolidated [7]Consolidated [9]Consolidated
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Manual_Part1.pdf Manual_Part3.pdf Manual_Part2.pdf
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Training Training Training
Manual_Part1 Manual_Part3 Manual_Part2
PDF PDF PDF

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Dear Planning Inspectorate,
I don't think those attachments were sent. Would you mind resending please?
Yours faithfully,

A Muscroft

Planning Inspectorate

Dear A Muscroft,

Your ticket 47533 has been updated.

Dear Planning Inspectorate,
I don't think those attachments were sent. Would you mind resending
please?
Yours faithfully,

A Muscroft

Kind Regards
The Customer Team

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Dear Planning Inspectorate,

I can see them listed but they are not in a format that I can open/download please can they be re-sent as pdf attachments.
Yours faithfully,

A Muscroft

Planning Inspectorate

Dear A Muscroft,

Your ticket 47533 has been updated.

Dear Planning Inspectorate,

I can see them listed but they are not in a format that I can
open/download please can they be re-sent as pdf attachments.
Yours faithfully,

A Muscroft

Kind Regards
The Customer Team

The Planning Inspectorate
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Planning Inspectorate

Dear A Muscroft,

Your ticket 47533 has been updated.

Dear A Muscroft, 
 
I am unsure how this issue has occurred, the documents were indeed sent in
a PDF format. I attach them here again.
 
Please let me know if the issue persists. 
 
Kind regards, 

Cecile Leblond

Customer Team
The Planning Inspectorate
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[3]Consolidated [5]Consolidated [7]Consolidated [9]Information-request-review-procedure.pdf
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Training Training Training
Manual_Part1 Manual_Part3 Manual_Part2
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Kind Regards
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Dear Planning Inspectorate,
Still unable to access documents

Yours faithfully,

A Muscroft

Planning Inspectorate

Dear A Muscroft,

Your ticket 47533 has been updated.

Dear Planning Inspectorate,
Still unable to access documents

Yours faithfully,

A Muscroft

Kind Regards
The Customer Team

The Planning Inspectorate
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Planning Inspectorate

Dear A Muscroft

We aim to respond to all Freedom of Information requests and Environmental
Information requests within 20 working days. However, there may be
instances that may require additional time, in such cases we will notify
you prior. The Planning Inspectorate are consistently working to improve
our services to our customer, and we thank you for your patience and
understanding.

Dear Planning Inspectorate,
Still unable to access documents

Yours faithfully,

A Muscroft

Kind Regards,

Customer Team
The Planning Inspectorate
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Leblond, Cecile, Planning Inspectorate

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Dear A Muscroft,

 

Following our previous exchanges and your inability to access the PDF
documents attached to my emails, I am now attempting to send it to you
through my own Planning Inspectorate email address instead of using the
Customer Team correspondence system.

 

I hope you are now able to see and open the PDFs as attached, i.e. the
three parts of the ITM and our Information Request Review Procedure.

 

As before, please let me know if the issue persists.

 

Kind regards,

Cecile

 

Cecile Leblond (She/Her)

Customer Officer, Customer Team

The Planning Inspectorate

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T 0303 444 5421 or 0303 444 5000 (from 9am to 12pm)

 

 

 

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Dear Leblond, Cecile,

Many thanks for your help I can confirm that I have now received the requested documents.

Yours sincerely,

A Muscroft