Local Plans, Neighbourhood Plans & Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Advice & Examinations

OCTOBER UPDATE: We are currently offering our full range of services, subject to the prevailing government advice on social distancing.

Our Services

A wide choice of services, which can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

IPe Team

The collective experience of our examiner team can share a wealth of knowledge and insight

Our Fees

We aim to provide value for money and certainty with fixed fee options as well as day rates

Why we can help you

  • Are you looking for assistance in assessing the implications of the Planning White Paper for your local plan making? Perhaps you are seeking an expert appraisal of your draft local plan prior to publication or require an examiner for a neighbourhood plan?
  • We have brought together a professional team of the most experienced and senior examiners, who can share with you their expertise gained from conducting over 200 Local Plan and CIL examinations as former Planning Inspectors, alongside more than 150 Neighbourhood Plan examinations. Our ongoing approach to recruitment ensures that we are constantly updating the currency of relevant experience in our team.
  • We provide a range of services focused on local plans, neighbourhood plans and CIL, recognising there is not a 'one size fits all' approach - we will work with you to create a practical solution to meet your local requirements and circumstances. IPe is well established in delivering advisory and examination services countrywide.
  • We offer Fixed Fee, all inclusive, support and examination packages, providing you with certainty around your budgetary commitment. Day Rates are also available.
  • We make a commitment to you of Quality Assurance through internal peer review and ongoing training - all members of the IPe team are subject to the same high professional standards.
  • We will liaise and co-ordinate with you through our support team which has 15 years experience of handling plans casework and advising on procedural and policy issues.
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October 2020: Chief Planner encourages progression of Local and Neighbourhood Plans

In her first newsletter as MHCLG Chief Planner, Joanna Averley has very clearly indicated that progress on both Local Plans and Neighbourhood Plans should continue.

Latest News

Chief Planner encourages progression of Local and Neighbourhood…

2nd October, 2020

In her first newsletter as…


Neighbourhood Planning: Additional Support for Urban and Deprived…

10th August, 2020

In line with the commitment…


Extensions to Permissions, Major Changes to Use Classes…

28th July, 2020

By the end of Summer…


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