Service update: The planning portal will be unavailable on Saturday 24 September for essential maintenance. During this time, you will be unable to view or comment on applications. Normal access will resume on Sunday 25 September. We apologise for the inconvenience.
You can use our Public Access database to search for:
- search, view and comment on planning applications submitted
- search and view details of a property within the borough
- view the weekly list of new planning applications.
Before you begin searching the database, please confirm your agreement with our copyright notice below.
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.
Only comments submitted online will appear on the 'Comments' tab in Public Access. All comments can be viewed on the ‘Documents’ tab.
We will remove any comments that are offensive or discriminatory, and these will be ignored when determining the planning application.
The online comments facility is available for a statutory 21-day consultation period, which will then close. All comments received during this time will be considered. Comments made after the online facility has closed can be submitted by post or email.
Any information you send relating to planning permission applications will normally be published on our website. Please do not put any ‘personally sensitive’ information, such as ex-directory phone numbers, in any documents that you send us. This also applies to letters and emails sent to us from neighbours or other interested parties.
How to use the Public Access database
To find an address and view the planning history for that property:
- Click on the 'Property' tab in the ‘Simple Search’ screen.
- Enter the postcode.
- Click 'Search'.
- Select the 'Property' from the list.
Please note that within Public Access Important Dates there has been a system error, which incorrectly gives a five-year expiry date for planning permissions. You should check the Decision Notice for the correct expiry date.
The Enforcement Register
We’re responsible for keeping a Register of Enforcement Notices, Listed Building Enforcement Notices, Stop Notices, Temporary Stop Notices and Breach of Condition Notices. It does not provide details of enforcement cases where a notice has not been served.
You are able to search the register for notices served since 1955 based on:
- reference number (for example ENF or EO)
- address details (including partial)
The search function can use wild cards *. This means you can either enter the road, enforcement reference number or parts of this reference data.
So, for example, if you wanted to search for the reference number ENF/2010/00089, you could enter ENF*00089 or *2010/00089 or *2010*89. For part of an address, for example the road, you could enter *Princess Road* or *Princess* or *72 Princess Road*.
Write to: Planning Enforcement, Woking Borough Council, Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking GU21 6YL