View or comment on a planning application

Important Notes

By using Public Access, you can:

  • search and view details of a property within the Borough
  • search, view and comment on planning applications submitted and
  • view the weekly list of new planning applications.

Please be aware that only comments submitted online will appear on the 'Comments' tab in Public Access. All comments can be viewed on the Documents tab.

The Planning Department will remove any submitted representations which in the Council's opinion contain comments that are of an offensive or discriminatory nature. Any such comments will not be considered by the Council when determining the planning application.

The online comments facility closes at the end of the 21-day consultation period. The Council will take into account any representations received before the determination is made; comments made after the online facility has closed can be submitted by post or by email.

Please bear in mind that any information you send to the Council in respect of applications for planning permission will normally be published on our public website and therefore will be viewable by anyone via the Internet. If you consider any information to be "personally sensitive" (e.g. ex-directory phone numbers, etc.), please do not put such sensitive information in any documents you submit to the Council. This also applies to any type of communication about an application (e.g. letters, emails, etc.) sent to the Council from neighbours or other interested parties.

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Searching for properties a quick guide

To find an address and view the comprehensive planning history for that property: from the simple search screen click on the 'Property' tab, in the Postcode field enter the postcode, click 'Search' and then select the 'Property' from the list.

Within Public Access Important Dates there has been a system error, which incorrectly gave a 5-year expiry date for planning permissions. You should check the Decision Notice for the correct expiry date.

To access the Public Access service, you must first read and agree to the copyright notice below:


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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. You must not make further copies without first getting the permission of the copyright owner.

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