Search, track and comment on planning applications

Planning Application Documents

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PublicAccess for Planning is an online Internet service that allows you to:

  • follow the progress of a planning application
  • make comments on an current planning applications
  • search a weekly list of applications
  • see if appeals have been lodged and any decisions made
  • see recent planning history, property details, including maps and constraints
Planning reception opening hours 2019:  From January 2019 planning reception opening hours will be 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and closed on Friday.

Using PublicAccess

By entering PublicAccess you are accepting the Limitations/Conditions set out below.

Browser Compatibility

PublicAccess v 7.4 is compatible with many Internet browsers, however some mapping functionality may not display correctly on browsers other than Microsoft Internet Explorer v5.5 or above.


Please be aware that whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, the planning information contained within the site is at present incomplete and must not be used as a substitute for carrying out a formal 'Local Land Charges' search.

You should also be aware that there are issues relating to the integrity of the underlying property database. Duplicate properties and history trails may exist, and you should therefore exercise care. Boundaries shown on the Ordnance Survey mapping and implied through planning applications do not necessarily relate to land ownership. The council does not hold records of private land. All queries related to land ownership should be directed to HM Land Registry.


No responsibility will be taken for any errors or omissions in the planning history information obtained from PublicAccess for Planning. Similarly, the information in PublicAccess for Planning does not in any way constitute a formal notification of a planning decision, and as such any actions taken as a result of information displayed on the site are undertaken entirely at the viewer's own risk.


Plans, drawings and material submitted to the council are protected by the copyright acts (Section 47, 1988 Act). You may only use material that is downloaded and/or printed for consultation purposes; to compare current applications with previous schemes and to check whether developments have been completed in accordance with approved plans. Further copies must not be made without the prior permission of the copyright owner.