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Planning Inspectors past performance on Planning Appeal Decisions

Ever been dismayed to see your planning application allocated to a development management officer with reputation for refusing development?  The sad fact of life is that not all officers are the same.  The question is, does the same apply to planning inspectors?

Does it matter which Inspector decides your appeal?

Of course every Inspector tries hard to be professional and fair.  Nevertheless, Inspectors are human too and naturally each has their own personality, perspective and unique experience of life.  Furthermore, the planning system is not a simple matter of applying tick-box assessments and clear rules; subjective judgements are required. Ultimately decision-making is down to the individual. Who the decision maker is does matter.

The Planning Inspectorate's annual statistics for each individual Planning Inspector are reproduced below so you can see the % appeals allowed by your appointed Inspector over 12 months.  Please note this is only a reliable indicator where there are a significant number of appeals. The smaller the number of appeals, the less useful is the data.  For example, if the number of appeals is less than 10 in any one category, the results will reflect the nature of the individual appeals more than the individual inspector.  

Please note PINS’ caveats on use of the data detailed at the bottom of the table. They emphasise that all Inspectors must abide by rules of impartiality and that casework is allocated on the best balance of availability, geography, casework level and expertise.  This may produce apparent patterns of outcome that are in fact artefacts of the way work is allocated and do not provide evidence as to an Inspector’s fitness for or approach to a particular case.  Please bear these important caveats in mind when interpreting the % of appeals approved.

Understanding your planning Inspector

It’s worth looking at previous appeal Decisions made by your nominated Inspector on developments similar to your own case, as it may highlight your Inspector’s thinking processes.  For example, one Inspector may have a particular focus on design issues while another may emphasise landscape impact.  A quick read of 5 – 10 previous decisions by your Inspector will help you understand their perspective better.  It is particularly valuable to look at those appeals they have dismissed, so you can be better prepared to respond to the LPA’s Statement of Case in a manner that it also likely to address your Inspector’s likely concerns. To find appeals by your nominated Inspector, search by Inspector using Appeal Finder’s search.

Appeal Finder also has a table showing the % allowed by local planning authority, by type of appeal, available here.

Table 1. Appeals allowed by individual planning inspectors for 2022/2023

Please note the number of appeals decided by Inspector will be different to the number of documents on Appeal Finder, so the annual totals will be different. For example, Linked appeals have only one Decision Notice document shared by several appeals. Some appeals have Costs Decisions, resulting in an extra document.

* Appeal Planning Officers inform a more senior Inspector's decision and it is the Inspector's name which appears on the Decision Notice header. Please note Appeal Finder records the Inspector as the decision maker, resulting in different totals between PINS table below and if you select by Inspector on Appeal Finder.To find appeals by a specific Appeal Planning Officer, put their name in Appeal Finder's keyword search bar.

Source: PINS annual statistics, table 5.2. See PINS notes below when interpreting the data.
Inspector/ Appeal Planning Officer*
s78 planning appeals Householder appeals Enforcement appeals
no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23
J Allan 0 - 74 51% 0 -
K Allen 1 0% 6 17% 0 -
M Allen 36 19% 7 14% 0 -
R Allen 5 20% 0 - 0 -
M Andrews 31 48% 51 45% 0 -
M Aqbal 71 38% 6 17% 0 -
S Ashworth 11 36% 11 27% 0 -
R Aston 6 0% 1 100% 0 -
J Ayres 12 58% 2 50% 0 -
Inspector/ Appeal Planning Officer* s78 planning appeals Householder appeals Enforcement appeals
no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23
S Baird 7 71% 5 40% 0 -
M Bale 12 42% 1 100% 0 -
D Barnes 20 25% 52 33% 0 -
R Barrett 1 0% 0 - 0 -
R Bartlett 16 56% 26 42% 0 -
H Baugh-Jones 1 100% 0 - 0 -
C Baxter 39 31% 24 42% 0 -
G Bayliss 58 24% 8 50% 0 -
C Beeby 12 33% 3 33% 0 -
J Bell-Williamson 30 27% 39 23% 0 -
K Bennett 0 - 20 25% 0 -
T Bennett* 4 50% 33 42% 0 -
A Berry 72 19% 3 0% 0 -
P Biggers 18 44% 21 33% 0 -
J Blackwell 88 27% 2 0% 0 -
D Board 4 50% 0 - 0 -
D Boffin 2 50% 1 100% 19 47%
V Bond 1 100% 0 - 20 30%
M Boniface 19 32% 3 67% 0 -
J Bore 3 67% 0 - 0 -
A Boughton 9 11% 49 61% 0 -
J Bowyer 75 31% 15 40% 0 -
J Braithwaite 1 100% 0 - 31 23%
J Bridgwater 0 - 1 100% 0 -
T Bristow 17 29% 4 50% 0 -
S Brook 33 21% 9 33% 0 -
M Brooker 25 28% 20 10% 0 -
E Brownless 21 24% 2 50% 7 29%
R Buchanan 58 21% 16 19% 0 -
T Burnham 59 37% 38 42% 0 -
R Bust 2 100% 0 - 0 -
C Butcher 11 45% 2 100% 0 -
H Butcher 7 43% 0 - 0 -
Inspector/ Appeal Planning Officer* s78 planning appeals Householder appeals Enforcement appeals
no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23
M Caine 54 28% 7 0% 0 -
A Caines 31 29% 45 22% 0 -
V Callister 14 29% 56 41% 0 -
C Carpenter 4 75% 1 100% 0 -
S Castle 30 17% 6 33% 0 -
R Catchpole 2 50% 0 - 0 -
M Chalk 76 26% 2 0% 0 -
G Chamberlain 29 52% 0 - 0 -
J Cheesley 0 - 9 0% 0 -
I Chukwujekwu* 2 50% 14 21% 0 -
J Clark 21 10% 31 26% 0 -
P Clark 3 67% 0 - 0 -
B Clarke 61 30% 16 6% 0 -
R Clegg 7 43% 0 - 0 -
D Cliff 10 20% 0 - 0 -
M Clowes 62 11% 12 25% 0 -
L Coffey 4 75% 0 - 0 -
S Colebourne 0 - 48 48% 0 -
L Conde 83 40% 4 50% 0 -
A Coombes* 0 - 11 18% 0 -
P Cooper 52 15% 13 46% 0 -
W Cooper 23 43% 1 100% 0 -
C Couper 10 40% 67 54% 0 -
T Courtney* 6 0% 38 26% 0 -
R Cowley 50 16% 17 29% 0 -
C Coyne 22 32% 10 20% 0 -
D Cragg 18 17% 5 20% 0 -
D Cramond 29 28% 43 30% 0 -
C Cresswell 9 44% 4 75% 0 -
R Cridland 1 0% 0 - 0 -
L Crosby 7 71% 0 - 0 -
D Cross 77 13% 26 15% 0 -
S Crossen 24 42% 4 75% 0 -
M Cryan 59 37% 26 15% 0 -
F Cullen 15 27% 5 40% 9 0%
R Curnow 8 38% 0 - 26 27%
L Cuthbert 53 30% 1 0% 0 -
Inspector/ Appeal Planning Officer* s78 planning appeals Householder appeals Enforcement appeals
no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23
E Dade 40 40% 11 55% 0 -
A Dale 0 - 46 57% 0 -
G Davies 26 35% 0 - 0 -
E Davies* 3 33% 17 47% 0 -
H Davies 89 31% 3 33% 0 -
Nicholas Davies 44 27% 1 100% 0 -
Nicola Davies 41 37% 5 0% 0 -
J Davis 2 0% 51 49% 0 -
A Dawe 6 50% 0 - 0 -
S Dean 30 40% 5 40% 0 -
G Deane 6 0% 63 29% 0 -
R Dickson* 0 - 30 30% 0 -
P Dignan 4 50% 0 - 11 73%
C Dillon 20 25% 5 40% 0 -
L Douglas 45 31% 18 56% 13 23%
J Dowling 6 0% 1 0% 0 -
K Down 0 - 34 50% 0 -
C Downes 9 33% 0 - 0 -
J Downs 59 25% 20 55% 0 -
J Dowsett 19 53% 5 20% 0 -
G Dring 15 33% 10 30% 0 -
G Dudley 1 100% 0 - 9 11%
N Duff 0 - 4 50% 0 -
I Dyer 19 16% 10 10% 0 -
S Dyer 10 30% 0 - 25 8%
Inspector/ Decision Maker s78 planning appeals Householder appeals Enforcement appeals
no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23
A Edgington 17 18% 0 - 0 -
J Edwards 78 41% 7 0% 0 -
S Edwards 59 24% 1 0% 0 -
P Eggleton 4 0% 20 20% 0 -
D Ellis* 7 57% 38 34% 0 -
G Ellis 9 33% 54 30% 0 -
H Ellison 70 24% 6 50% 0 -
D English 20 35% 19 26% 0 -
James Evans 0 - 11 64% 0 -
Julia Evans 25 8% 6 17% 0 -
L Evans 29 45% 47 47% 0 -
M Evans 0 - 17 41% 0 -
Inspector/ Appeal Planning Officer* s78 planning appeals Householder appeals Enforcement appeals
no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23
A Fagan 3 100% 0 - 6 50%
R Fallon 26 31% 1 100% 0 -
J Felgate 9 78% 9 56% 0 -
A Fish 37 38% 3 33% 0 -
D Fitzsimon 0 - 21 38% 0 -
D Fleming 2 100% 0 - 21 38%
L Fleming 18 17% 6 17% 0 -
K Ford 16 13% 22 5% 0 -
C Forrett 4 0% 13 38% 0 -
G Fort 6 67% 2 100% 0 -
M Francis 29 17% 25 16% 0 -
Z Franks 2 0% 0 - 34 26%
P Freer 3 33% 0 - 29 14%
Inspector/ Decision Maker s78 planning appeals Householder appeals Enforcement appeals
no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23
R Gee 0 - 4 75% 0 -
T Gethin 9 44% 2 0% 0 -
J Gilbert 19 32% 0 - 0 -
T Gilbert-Wooldridge 21 52% 1 0% 0 -
C Glaister* 0 - 28 39% 0 -
S Glassar 73 12% 23 26% 0 -
G Gould 7 29% 0 - 0 -
A Graham 9 33% 37 22% 0 -
J Graham 1 0% 0 - 9 22%
E Gray 14 21% 0 - 48 6%
L Greenwood 14 36% 31 45% 0 -
E Grierson* 65 25% 10 20% 0 -
E Griffin 3 0% 1 0% 42 17%
P Griffiths 3 0% 1 0% 0 -
S Griffiths 6 33% 22 55% 0 -
H Guest 41 24% 13 54% 0 -
J Gunn 50 26% 7 71% 0 -
Inspector/ Appeal Planning Officer* s78 planning appeals Householder appeals Enforcement appeals
no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23
C Hall 8 25% 71 38% 0 -
R Hall 48 35% 4 50% 0 -
S Hand 2 0% 0 - 38 26%
P Hanna 8 38% 0 - 0 -
S Hanson 2 0% 2 50% 42 17%
M Harbottle 0 - 0 - 24 29%
C Harding 54 15% 5 40% 0 -
S Harley 18 33% 2 50% 0 -
S Harrington 51 45% 6 0% 0 -
F Harrison 46 17% 19 26% 0 -
N Harrison 4 75% 7 86% 0 -
D Hartley 16 50% 20 15% 16 13%
S Hartley 16 31% 42 55% 0 -
A Harwood 0 - 0 - 23 43%
T Hatfield 19 32% 4 25% 0 -
S Hawkins 5 0% 0 - 57 30%
M Hayden 0 - 2 0% 0 -
D Hendley 20 45% 4 25% 0 -
H Heward 2 50% 0 - 0 -
S Heywood 1 100% 0 - 0 -
A Hickey 47 19% 12 17% 0 -
H Higenbottam 0 - 0 - 8 50%
J Hills 17 18% 6 33% 0 -
R Hitchcock 84 38% 7 14% 0 -
J Hobbs 13 15% 9 44% 0 -
H Hockenhull 14 64% 3 33% 0 -
P Hocking 0 - 0 - 27 7%
J Hockley 3 0% 1 100% 0 -
S Holden 10 40% 0 - 0 -
S Housden 2 50% 0 - 0 -
M Howell 74 35% 3 0% 0 -
L Hughes 28 25% 16 38% 0 -
C Humphrey 0 - 1 100% 0 -
A Humphries* 0 - 21 43% 0 -
S Hunt 8 50% 4 50% 0 -
Adrian Hunter 12 25% 5 0% 0 -
Alan Hunter 8 38% 10 40% 0 -
Inspector/ Appeal Planning Officer* s78 planning appeals Householder appeals Enforcement appeals
no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23
S Indermaur 0 - 33 21% 0 -
C Jack 3 33% 0 - 0 -
P Jackson 11 64% 0 - 0 -
R Jackson 13 54% 3 67% 0 -
A James 3 67% 5 20% 0 -
P Jarratt 2 0% 0 - 17 18%
P Jarvis 4 25% 24 33% 0 -
I Jenkins 2 50% 3 67% 0 -
W Johnson 17 47% 2 100% 0 -
J Jolly 25 32% 2 0% 0 -
D Jones 76 28% 3 100% 0 -
E Jones 3 0% 0 - 3 33%
Gareth Jones 5 40% 0 - 0 -
G Powys Jones 6 33% 56 63% 0 -
H Jones 55 20% 17 41% 0 -
M Jones 55 27% 1 0% 0 -
Rachel Jones 13 62% 41 39% 0 -
Richard E Jones 65 34% 8 0% 0 -
Richard S Jones 0 - 0 - 21 33%
A Jordan 10 20% 1 100% 0 -
Inspector/ Appeal Planning Officer* s78 planning appeals Householder appeals Enforcement appeals
no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23
G Kean 2 100% 0 - 7 57%
T Kemmann-Lane 54 41% 17 35% 0 -
T King 9 56% 0 - 23 57%
R Kirby 7 14% 0 - 0 -
K Lancaster 6 17% 2 0% 0 -
K Langford-Tejrar 4 0% 32 38% 0 -
T Law 79 27% 2 50% 0 -
E Lawrence 9 33% 33 33% 0 -
C Leigh 3 67% 24 42% 0 -
S Leonard 47 15% 2 100% 0 -
D Lewis 10 70% 0 - 62 85%
P Lewis 1 0% 0 - 0 -
S Lo 10 10% 8 38% 0 -
H Lock 2 50% 51 27% 0 -
M Long* 0 - 27 33% 0 -
J Longmuir 12 75% 0 - 0 -
Inspector/ Appeal Planning Officer* s78 planning appeals Householder appeals Enforcement appeals
no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23
R MacLeod 29 34% 0 - 0 -
M Madge 3 67% 0 - 33 27%
A Mageean 4 50% 2 50% 0 -
F Mahoney 1 0% 0 - 0 -
P Major 11 36% 0 - 0 -
S Manchester 38 18% 29 34% 0 -
J Manning 8 13% 6 33% 0 -
O Marigold 84 19% 6 33% 0 -
P Martinson 88 18% 7 14% 0 -
C Masters 3 33% 0 - 0 -
E Maund 10 30% 0 - 0 -
R McCoy 11 27% 0 - 0 -
D McCreery 19 32% 1 0% 0 -
C McDonagh 66 21% 5 60% 0 -
K McDonald 8 75% 0 - 0 -
A McGlone 26 54% 13 46% 15 27%
N McGurk 0 - 53 15% 0 -
I McHugh 0 - 33 42% 0 -
L McKay 2 50% 1 100% 0 -
C Megginson 58 19% 15 13% 0 -
R Merrett 4 75% 0 - 37 41%
P Mileham 19 21% 2 0% 0 -
H Miles 55 27% 19 32% 0 -
M Milliken 6 33% 0 - 0 -
D Moore 1 0% 0 - 22 14%
J Moore 8 0% 15 13% 0 -
F Morgan 48 27% 2 50% 0 -
J Morrison 25 24% 9 44% 0 -
J Moss 4 0% 0 - 30 27%
E Moulton 57 40% 9 67% 0 -
C Mulloy 7 14% 3 0% 0 -
D Murray 24 29% 7 14% 0 -
J Murray 2 50% 0 - 7 14%
Inspector/ Appeal Planning Officer* s78 planning appeals Householder appeals Enforcement appeals
no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23
R Naylor 51 25% 27 37% 0 -
H Nicholls 59 32% 3 0% 0 -
D Nicholson 4 25% 0 - 0 -
A Nilsson 73 15% 24 46% 0 -
R Norman 9 56% 0 - 0 -
S Normington 6 50% 1 0% 0 -
M Nunn 4 100% 0 - 0 -
L Nurser 2 50% 6 33% 0 -
Inspector/ Decision Maker s78 planning appeals Householder appeals Enforcement appeals
no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23
L O'Brien 24 33% 6 50% 0 -
H O'Connor 25 24% 12 42% 0 -
A O'Doherty 61 13% 5 0% 0 -
M Ollerenshaw 72 21% 20 25% 0 -
E Ord 1 0% 0 - 2 50%
H Orr 4 25% 0 - 6 50%
A Owen 22 32% 1 100% 0 -
Inspector/ Appeal Planning Officer* s78 planning appeals Householder appeals Enforcement appeals
no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23
L Page 44 18% 18 6% 0 -
N Palmer 11 55% 0 - 0 -
G Pannell 51 22% 1 100% 0 -
C Parker 28 61% 6 0% 0 -
R Parker 55 27% 5 60% 0 -
A Parkin 45 13% 8 0% 0 -
J Parsons 35 17% 3 33% 0 -
A Partington 14 43% 2 0% 0 -
J Pattison 35 26% 7 43% 0 -
S Pearce 1 0% 5 0% 0 -
K Peerless 1 0% 0 - 9 22%
L Perkins 5 80% 0 - 19 21%
R Perrins 0 - 0 - 9 78%
A Phillips 3 0% 0 - 33 24%
B Phillips 47 21% 10 10% 0 -
M Philpott 21 38% 8 50% 0 -
E Pickernell 0 - 2 50% 0 -
A Pinto 2 0% 8 25% 0 -
C Pipe 8 13% 49 31% 0 -
R Pipkin 36 25% 5 20% 0 -
E Pleasant 4 25% 0 - 32 34%
B Plenty 67 39% 12 42% 0 -
S Poole 8 25% 50 12% 0 -
N Pope 8 13% 2 50% 0 -
H Porter 2 50% 1 0% 0 -
J Powis 2 0% 0 - 0 -
S Prail 1 0% 0 - 8 0%
N Praine 59 27% 14 21% 0 -
D Prentis 10 60% 3 67% 0 -
C Preston 2 0% 7 43% 16 19%
A Price 100 23% 11 9% 0 -
J Price 23 39% 0 - 0 -
Inspector/ Appeal Planning Officer* s78 planning appeals Householder appeals Enforcement appeals
no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23
I Radcliffe 28 46% 2 100% 0 -
C Rafferty 105 31% 9 56% 0 -
F Rafiq 62 31% 6 0% 0 -
E Randle 3 0% 63 44% 0 -
S Rawle 1 0% 3 33% 0 -
Z Raygen 27 48% 0 - 0 -
R Redford 76 24% 25 40% 0 -
D Reed 29 38% 10 30% 0 -
J Reid 36 22% 6 0% 0 -
L Renaudon 6 33% 0 - 23 43%
S Rennie 60 33% 5 40% 0 -
M Rivett 2 50% 1 100% 0 -
G Robbie 27 22% 7 57% 13 31%
K Robbie 73 26% 9 44% 0 -
G Roberts 13 23% 49 45% 0 -
M Robins 4 100% 0 - 0 -
N Robinson 46 24% 14 43% 0 -
B Rogers 0 - 0 - 28 29%
J Rogers 47 17% 7 43% 0 -
G Rollings 9 22% 1 0% 0 -
C Rose 30 23% 7 57% 0 -
D Rose 6 50% 3 67% 0 -
P Rose 6 33% 0 - 0 -
J Russell 1 0% 0 - 20 35%
M Russell 57 18% 19 16% 0 -
Inspector/ Appeal Planning Officer* s78 planning appeals Householder appeals Enforcement appeals
no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23
R Sabu 44 27% 5 20% 0 -
J Sargent 25 24% 10 20% 0 -
R Satheesan 5 20% 0 - 52 19%
K Savage 71 30% 24 46% 0 -
M Savage 4 0% 3 67% 58 7%
K Saward 0 - 0 - 34 0%
A Scott 36 3% 16 13% 0 -
M Scriven 1 0% 1 0% 0 -
C Searson 6 50% 0 - 0 -
M Seaton 2 50% 0 - 0 -
M Seddon 0 - 39 23% 0 -
P Sedgwick 4 25% 35 34% 0 -
H Senior*
4 50% 44 34% 0 -
C Shearing 82 33% 13 54% 0 -
C Sherratt 2 0% 0 - 5 20%
T Shields 1 100% 0 - 35 23%
M Shrigley 7 14% 2 50% 0 -
R Shrimplin 38 29% 24 54% 0 -
G Sibley* 2 50% 33 30% 0 -
L Simpson 63 25% 18 39% 0 -
V Simpson 43 33% 8 25% 0 -
B Sims 10 60% 0 - 0 -
A Smith 39 31% 4 50% 0 -
D Smith 56 41% 7 71% 0 -
H Smith 76 26% 7 0% 0 -
J Smith 40 38% 7 29% 0 -
J Somers 12 17% 53 32% 0 -
A Spataru* 1 0% 12 17% 0 -
D Spencer 23 17% 0 - 0 -
A Spencer-Peet 53 25% 0 - 0 -
P Staddon 12 33% 0 - 0 -
A Steen 10 20% 0 - 27 22%
H Stephens 1 100% 0 - 0 -
K Stephens 63 25% 5 0% 0 -
K Stone 1 100% 0 - 0 -
P Storey 20 25% 5 40% 0 -
P Sturgess 10 30% 0 - 0 -
A Sutton 41 12% 10 30% 0 -
G Sylvester 22 14% 8 63% 0 -
E Symmons 2 0% 0 - 0 -
J Symmons 55 29% 9 22% 0 -
G Symons 0 - 0 - 5 60%
D Szymanski 33 12% 6 33% 0 -
Inspector/ Appeal Planning Officer* s78 planning appeals Householder appeals Enforcement appeals
no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23
Karen Taylor 19 11% 3 33% 9 22%
Kenneth Taylor 1 0% 0 - 0 -
N Teasdale 26 23% 8 63% 0 -
B Thandi 69 43% 3 33% 0 -
G Thomas 7 43% 1 100% 0 -
M Thomas 15 40% 41 44% 0 -
N Thomas 0 - 0 - 4 25%
R Thomas 0 - 28 32% 0 -
F Thompson 4 75% 0 - 36 25%
P Thompson 60 32% 3 33% 0 -
C Tivey 4 0% 22 32% 0 -
K Townend 15 7% 7 43% 0 -
D Troy 13 23% 28 21% 0 -
A Tucker 57 25% 7 43% 0 -
J Tweddle 15 7% 4 25% 6 17%
Inspector/ Appeal Planning Officer* s78 planning appeals Householder appeals Enforcement appeals
no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23
G Underwood 8 50% 1 100% 0 -
N Unwin* 0 - 34 47% 0 -
A Veevers 49 45% 6 0% 0 -
J Vyse 4 50% 0 - 0 -
Alexander Walker 0 - 0 - 8 25%
Andrew Walker 0 - 0 - 23 26%
R Walker 38 18% 32 34% 0 -
D Wallis 8 38% 0 - 0 -
R Walmsley 5 60% 0 - 0 -
S Warder 2 50% 0 - 0 -
P Ware 6 67% 0 - 0 -
Samuel Watson 78 32% 2 100% 0 -
Siobhan Watson 15 27% 3 33% 14 29%
B Webb 55 40% 1 0% 0 -
M Webb* 0 - 13 38% 0 -
J Wellstead 12 0% 6 0% 0 -
J Westbrook 9 0% 33 39% 0 -
J Whalley 0 - 13 46% 19 16%
A Wharton 0 - 0 - 18 6%
P Whelan 19 42% 0 - 0 -
J White 19 21% 17 47% 0 -
P White 69 23% 4 50% 0 -
M Whitehead 2 100% 0 - 0 -
J Wilde 5 40% 1 0% 0 -
B Wilders 1 0% 0 - 0 -
G Wildgoose 1 0% 7 43% 0 -
D Wildsmith 4 25% 0 - 0 -
F Wilkinson 88 28% 4 50% 0 -
H Wilkinson 27 26% 7 43% 0 -
S Wilkinson 26 31% 1 0% 0 -
K Williams 27 22% 12 42% 0 -
J Williamson 31 16% 5 20% 0 -
Inspector/ Appeal Planning Officer* s78 planning appeals Householder appeals Enforcement appeals
no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23 no. decided 2022/23 % allowed 2022/23
S Willis 28 39% 0 - 0 -
P Willmer 0 - 46 35% 0 -
P Willows 1 0% 0 - 18 39%
D Wilson 17 6% 4 25% 0 -
J Wilson 5 0% 1 0% 0 -
L Wilson 61 25% 15 67% 0 -
S Wilson* 4 0% 26 27% 0 -
K Winnard 0 - 25 44% 0 -
S Witherley* 15 60% 18 17% 0 -
S Wood 20 30% 19 26% 0 -
M Woodward 20 30% 1 0% 0 -
O Woodwards 24 50% 1 0% 0 -
J Woolcock 4 25% 0 - 0 -
M Worden 3 33% 0 - 0 -
E Worley 54 43% 13 38% 0 -
E Worthington 12 17% 5 0% 0 -
G Wraight 13 31% 10 30% 9 22%
A Wright 0 - 10 40% 0 -
Y Wright 2 0% 0 - 0 -
G Wyatt 18 22% 3 33% 0 -
D Wyborn 36 39% 0 - 0 -
D Young 22 73% 0 - 0 -

* Appeal Planning Officers inform a more senior Inspector's decision and it is the Inspector's name which appears on the Decision Notice header rather than the appeal planning officer. Please note Appeal Finder records the Inspector as the decision maker, whereas the PINS table above records members of staff. This results in inconsistencies between the figures on the above PINS table and if you select by Inspector on Appeal Finder.

To find appeals by an Appeal Planning Officer, put their name in Appeal Finder's keyword search bar.

Table 2. Appeals allowed by individual planning inspectors for 2021/2022

Source: PINS annual statistics for the year ending 31st March 2022, table 5.2; Please see the important notes at the end of table when interpreting the data.

Inspector/ Appeal Planning Officer* s78 planning appeals no. decided 2021/22 s78 planning appeals % allowed 2021/22 Householder appeals no. decided 2021/22 Householder appeals % allowed 2021/22 Enforcement notice appeals no. decided 2021/22 Enforcement notice appeals % allowed 2021/22
JD Allan 0 - 63 48% 0 -
M Allen 71 28% 18 28% 0 -
R Allen 5 20% 7 71% 0 -
M Andrews 20 30% 64 52% 0 -
M Aqbal 54 46% 12 25% 0 -
S Ashworth 13 23% 4 25% 0 -
R Aston 8 38% 2 0% 0 -
J Ayres 32 38% 10 90% 0 -
Inspector/ Decision Maker s78 planning appeals no. decided 2021/22 s78 planning appeals % allowed 2021/22 Householder appeals no. decided 2021/22 Householder appeals % allowed 2021/22 Enforcement notice appeals no. decided 2021/22 Enforcement notice appeals % allowed 2021/22
SRG Baird 11 45% 0 - 0 -
M Bale 72 33% 9 56% 0 -
D Barnes 10 30% 50 40% 0 -
R Barrett 2 100% 0 - 0 -
R Bartlett 17 24% 31 52% 0 -
H Baugh-Jones 2 50% 0 - 0 -
C Baxter 57 39% 17 41% 0 -
G Bayliss 7 14% 6 0% 0 -
C Beeby 24 17% 2 100% 0 -
JR Bell-Williamson 32 25% 35 17% 0 -
K Bennett 6 83% 8 38% 0 -
E Benson 11 55% 15 53% 0 -
P Biggers 15 47% 45 29% 0 -
J Blackwell 55 29% 42 31% 0 -
D Board 6 50% 0 - 0 -
D Boffin 2 0% 0 - 15 27%
V Bond 3 0% 0 - 21 5%
M Boniface 8 63% 2 100% 0 -
A Boughton 1 0% 16 31% 0 -
J Bowyer 113 36% 9 22% 0 -
JE Braithwaite 16 56% 0 - 21 19%
A Bremford 5 0% 3 33% 0 -
J Bridgwater 0 - 4 0% 0 -
S Britnell 35 23% 12 8% 0 -
M Brooker 36 31% 36 17% 0 -
S Brown 3 0% 0 - 18 39%
E Brownless 51 20% 9 22% 0 -
R Buchanan 48 13% 28 29% 0 -
T Burnham 60 35% 24 58% 0 -
H Butcher 14 7% 0 - 0 -
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M Caine 52 21% 14 29% 0 -
A Caines 53 42% 32 47% 0 -
V Callister 33 24% 37 51% 0 -
D Carter 1 100% 0 - 0 -
S Castle 23 22% 8 0% 0 -
R Catchpole 1 100% 0 - 0 -
M Chalk 109 23% 11 45% 0 -
G Chamberlain 46 39% 4 0% 0 -
M Chandler 77 30% 28 50% 0 -
JL Cheesley 0 - 29 10% 0 -
I Chukwujekwu 16 25% 27 15% 0 -
J Clark 13 31% 46 24% 0 -
P Clark 2 100% 0 - 0 -
B Clarke 72 18% 27 15% 0 -
R Clegg 4 75% 0 - 0 -
D Cliff 20 45% 2 50% 0 -
M Clowes 1 0% 12 25% 0 -
L Coffey 8 25% 0 - 0 -
S Colebourne 6 17% 36 28% 0 -
L Conde 10 30% 11 36% 0 -
B Cook 1 0% 0 - 10 60%
A Coombes 0 - 34 21% 0 -
P Cooper 74 24% 28 21% 0 -
W Cooper 57 32% 20 60% 0 -
C Couper 22 32% 42 45% 0 -
T Courtney 12 25% 40 33% 0 -
C Coyne 58 24% 16 50% 0 -
D Cragg 62 27% 30 33% 0 -
JD Cramond 26 38% 34 29% 0 -
C Cresswell 24 54% 11 64% 0 -
R Cridland 2 50% 0 - 0 -
L Crosby 2 50% 0 - 0 -
D Cross 65 20% 24 13% 0 -
M Cryan 71 27% 21 10% 0 -
F Cullen 25 28% 6 50% 0 -
R Curnow 4 0% 0 - 39 15%
L Cuthbert 8 25% 8 50% 0 -
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M Dakeyne 3 0% 0 - 0 -
AJ Dale 0 - 37 54% 0 -
B Davies 30 13% 7 57% 0 -
E Davies 2 0% 15 40% 0 -
G Davies 62 45% 1 0% 0 -
H Davies 21 33% 9 22% 0 -
ND Davies 60 37% 13 46% 0 -
N Davies 51 18% 15 20% 0 -
J Davis 17 35% 39 51% 0 -
A Dawe 5 100% 0 - 0 -
S Dean 56 48% 16 44% 0 -
G Deane 13 31% 58 26% 0 -
P Dignan 2 100% 0 - 14 36%
C Dillon 29 34% 6 50% 0 -
L Douglas 83 30% 21 52% 0 -
B Doward 1 0% 1 0% 0 -
KE Down 11 9% 15 60% 0 -
C Downes 1 100% 0 - 0 -
J Dowsett 28 43% 3 67% 0 -
GC Dudley 1 0% 0 - 32 81%
I Dyer 20 10% 6 17% 0 -
S Dyer 9 11% 0 - 35 14%
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A Edgington 26 31% 9 33% 0 -
J Edwards 90 28% 12 33% 0 -
S Edwards 62 8% 5 60% 0 -
P Eggleton 10 10% 16 25% 0 -
D Ellis 14 21% 71 25% 0 -
G Ellis 15 13% 29 21% 0 -
H Ellison 50 20% 20 0% 0 -
J Evans 2 50% 14 7% 0 -
LJ Evans 22 14% 31 68% 0 -
MW Evans 0 - 15 13% 0 -
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R Fallon 14 0% 1 100% 0 -
J Felgate 35 54% 1 100% 0 -
A Fish 29 24% 13 54% 0 -
D Fitzsimon 5 40% 51 24% 0 -
D Fleming 2 50% 0 - 11 55%
L Fleming 17 18% 0 - 0 -
C Ford 46 15% 15 0% 0 -
K Ford 2 50% 0 - 0 -
G Fort 1 100% 0 - 0 -
Z Franks 4 0% 0 - 23 35%
P Freer 4 0% 0 - 49 14%
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T Gethin 26 54% 26 54% 0 -
L Gibbons 4 50% 0 - 0 -
J Gilbert 17 18% 2 0% 0 -
T Gilbert-Wooldridge 14 36% 5 20% 0 -
C Glaister 0 - 34 38% 0 -
S Glassar 78 17% 27 33% 0 -
G Gould 7 29% 5 60% 0 -
A Graham 13 15% 30 37% 0 -
J Graham 0 - 1 0% 5 20%
E Gray 7 14% 0 - 29 17%
JL Greenwood 6 67% 31 58% 0 -
E Grierson 30 33% 57 33% 0 -
E Griffin 5 0% 0 - 44 16%
P Griffiths 11 27% 0 - 0 -
S Griffiths 3 67% 6 67% 0 -
J Gunn 27 22% 24 29% 0 -
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C Hall 25 44% 43 56% 0 -
R Hall 45 33% 14 21% 0 -
S Hand 7 43% 0 - 72 14%
P Hanna 9 33% 2 100% 0 -
S Hanson 5 0% 1 0% 45 13%
M Harbottle 1 0% 0 - 18 11%
S Harley 31 26% 15 33% 0 -
I Harrison 0 - 1 0% 0 -
N Harrison 14 57% 6 50% 0 -
D Hartley 43 23% 5 0% 13 8%
S Hartley 13 46% 26 54% 0 -
A Harwood 2 50% 0 - 13 23%
T Hatfield 26 31% 10 50% 0 -
S Hawkins 4 0% 0 - 59 12%
M Hayden 1 0% 0 - 0 -
J Hebblethwaite 2 0% 1 0% 0 -
D Hendley 40 25% 25 60% 0 -
H Heward 5 40% 0 - 0 -
S Heywood 1 0% 1 0% 0 -
H Higenbottam 1 100% 0 - 15 53%
ZH Hill 1 0% 0 - 0 -
R Hitchcock 74 34% 25 44% 0 -
H Hockenhull 26 38% 7 43% 0 -
P Hocking 3 0% 0 - 46 24%
J Hockley 4 50% 0 - 0 -
S Holden 16 31% 3 67% 0 -
N Holdsworth 9 22% 1 0% 0 -
S Housden 7 14% 16 31% 0 -
M Howell 21 29% 9 33% 0 -
C Humphrey 1 0% 1 100% 0 -
S Hunt 16 25% 2 100% 0 -
A Hunter 18 28% 4 50% 0 -
J Hunter 27 26% 9 56% 0 -
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S Indermaur 0 - 19 16% 0 -
C Jack 6 17% 1 0% 0 -
P Jackson 11 45% 2 50% 0 -
R Jackson 17 41% 3 67% 0 -
P Jarratt 3 33% 0 - 29 24%
P Jarvis 18 22% 15 40% 0 -
I Jenkins 2 0% 0 - 0 -
W Johnson 48 35% 13 54% 0 -
J Jolly 70 20% 23 22% 0 -
D Jones 17 24% 10 20% 0 -
E Jones 2 50% 0 - 10 20%
G Jones 11 73% 2 50% 0 -
M Jones 74 35% 19 42% 0 -
P Jones 2 50% 12 58% 0 -
RM Jones 8 38% 40 50% 0 -
RE Jones 63 33% 18 44% 0 -
RS Jones 0 - 0 - 21 33%
A Jordan 2 50% 0 - 0 -
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G Kean 4 25% 0 - 12 42%
T Kemmann-Lane 55 40% 9 33% 0 -
T King 1 0% 0 - 6 50%
R Kirby 4 0% 5 40% 0 -
K Langford-Tejrar 21 19% 40 43% 0 -
T Law 43 28% 26 31% 0 -
EA Lawrence 7 29% 30 37% 0 -
S Lee 16 19% 0 - 0 -
CJ Leigh 17 35% 17 41% 0 -
S Leonard 68 28% 12 33% 0 -
D Lewis 3 33% 0 - 23 43%
I Lloyd 0 - 0 - 2 50%
H Lock 7 0% 35 23% 0 -
M Long 0 - 29 38% 0 -
J Longmuir 57 47% 5 60% 0 -
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R MacLeod 76 33% 3 0% 0 -
M Madge 0 - 0 - 31 35%
A Mageean 4 75% 0 - 0 -
FM Mahoney 2 100% 0 - 0 -
PJ Major 14 29% 2 0% 0 -
S Manchester 53 13% 21 38% 0 -
J Manning 6 67% 2 50% 0 -
O Marigold 8 0% 13 15% 0 -
P Martinson 52 19% 20 30% 0 -
C Masters 4 75% 0 - 0 -
R McAndrew 5 20% 32 38% 0 -
A McCormack 2 0% 0 - 0 -
D McCreery 33 48% 0 - 0 -
C McDonagh 80 15% 22 14% 0 -
K McDonald 13 46% 5 80% 0 -
A McGlone 34 35% 11 27% 0 -
N McGurk 4 25% 57 30% 0 -
I McHugh 4 50% 33 42% 0 -
L McKay 12 8% 0 - 0 -
C Megginson 8 38% 10 20% 0 -
R Merrett 11 27% 0 - 31 55%
PA Metcalfe 0 - 23 74% 0 -
C Miell 23 35% 4 50% 0 -
P Mileham 17 12% 5 20% 0 -
H Miles 79 27% 19 32% 0 -
M Milliken 3 67% 4 0% 0 -
D Moore 1 0% 0 - 39 49%
R Morgan 31 39% 17 41% 0 -
J Moss 7 43% 0 - 30 33%
C Mulloy 10 10% 10 10% 0 -
D Murray 33 39% 18 56% 0 -
J Murray 2 50% 0 - 12 50%
B Muston 0 - 10 30% 0 -
MJ Muston 1 100% 12 75% 0 -
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R Newsome 3 33% 17 24% 0 -
H Nicholls 74 30% 22 55% 0 -
DR Nicholson 1 0% 0 - 0 -
A Nilsson 67 27% 25 28% 0 -
R Norman 8 63% 1 0% 0 -
S Normington 7 43% 3 100% 0 -
M Nunn 2 100% 0 - 0 -
L Nurser 4 50% 0 - 0 -
L O'Brien 21 10% 7 43% 0 -
H O'Connor 63 27% 11 45% 0 -
A O'Doherty 75 16% 19 5% 0 -
M Ollerenshaw 59 19% 21 14% 0 -
H Orr 0 - 0 - 12 8%
C Osgathorp 49 18% 11 55% 0 -
A Owen 75 36% 9 67% 0 -
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L Page 41 12% 5 0% 0 -
N Palmer 19 37% 1 100% 0 -
G Pannell 72 29% 16 44% 0 -
SJ Papworth 10 60% 0 - 0 -
CJA Parker 16 50% 8 75% 0 -
R Parker 58 40% 11 36% 0 -
A Parkin 7 0% 1 0% 0 -
J Parsons 48 23% 11 9% 0 -
A Partington 16 31% 29 38% 0 -
E Pearson 7 43% 10 50% 0 -
KJ Peerless 2 0% 0 - 8 50%
L Perkins 2 0% 0 - 18 22%
R Perrins 1 0% 0 - 16 6%
A Phillips 5 20% 0 - 34 9%
B Phillips 22 14% 45 42% 0 -
M Philpott 26 23% 16 56% 0 -
A Pinto 5 20% 4 25% 0 -
C Pipe 17 47% 33 45% 0 -
R Pipkin 57 16% 12 42% 0 -
E Pleasant 4 50% 0 - 39 28%
B Plenty 76 36% 31 45% 0 -
S Poole 13 23% 32 19% 0 -
N Pope 19 5% 1 0% 0 -
H Porter 5 40% 1 100% 0 -
N Praine 13 38% 13 31% 0 -
D Prentis 21 38% 0 - 0 -
C Preston 0 - 5 60% 0 -
A Price 16 38% 12 42% 0 -
J Price 28 32% 0 - 0 -
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I Radcliffe 28 36% 9 11% 0 -
C Rafferty 38 18% 21 10% 0 -
F Rafiq 53 40% 18 28% 0 -
E Randle 27 33% 35 29% 0 -
J Rann 29 24% 9 0% 0 -
Z Raygen 14 36% 3 33% 0 -
R Redford 11 0% 12 50% 0 -
D Reed 27 37% 11 27% 0 -
JC Reid 19 21% 15 13% 0 -
L Renaudon 3 33% 0 - 28 43%
S Rennie 79 35% 15 53% 0 -
G Robbie 50 42% 20 35% 0 -
K Robbie 14 14% 15 47% 0 -
G Roberts 14 36% 52 50% 0 -
J Roberts 5 40% 1 100% 26 27%
M Robins 3 67% 0 - 0 -
BS Rogers 0 - 0 - 20 35%
G Rollings 17 47% 0 - 0 -
DMH Rose 9 56% 4 50% 0 -
P Rose 6 67% 0 - 0 -
JL Russell 1 0% 0 - 2 50%
M Russell 71 14% 32 19% 0 -
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R Sabu 75 17% 6 33% 0 -
J Sargent 30 37% 1 100% 0 -
R Satheesan 4 0% 0 - 58 12%
K Savage 85 35% 20 35% 0 -
M Savage 6 17% 0 - 58 22%
K Saward 1 0% 0 - 7 29%
R Schofield 1 100% 0 - 0 -
A Scott 59 8% 30 13% 0 -
M Scriven 6 17% 0 - 0 -
C Searson 2 50%