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Public Access is the home for planning application details and you can use it to search for, view, track and comment on applications.

Find a planning application

How do I create a weekly list of planning applications in my area?

To create a list of planning applications in your area, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Go to Public Access.
  • Step 2: The 'Weekly/Monthly Lists' tab will be selected.
  • Step 3: Select Weekly List or Monthly List as appropriate.
  • Step 4: Select your Parish or Ward.
  • Step 5: Select the week or month you wish to view applications for.
  • Step 5: Select applications that were either validated or decided that week/month.

What else can I use Public Access for?

You can use Public Access to:

  • view current and historic planning applications
  • track the progress of an application
  • comment on applications - please register first
  • read comments using the "documents" tab
  • view information and progress on appeals lodged with the Planning Inspectorate
  • view property details by reference to a map
  • view enforcement notices served since 2001
  • view building control applications
  • view license applications

Publishing planning documents

We publish planning application documents on Public Access; this includes decisions and appeals. By searching Public Access you agree to the terms and conditions of use.

Public Access automatically removes some application background papers six months after decision to comply with the Data Protection Act.

To view a missing document contact us quoting the application reference number and name of the document you would like to view.

Contact information

Planning and building control opening hours and contact information