Search for a planning application

For ease of access we publish a weekly list of all planning applications in the County. The last four weeks are available to download as .pdf or .xl files.

You can search for planning applications from 1996 onwards using the following information: 

  • Planning application reference number – e.g S/25414 
  • Maps - Planning applications from 2007 are available to view on a map.
  • Details – e.g Parish, Ward, Application Type, Date Received, Agent / Applicant, or by key word in the application proposal.
  • Address – You can enter partial information e.g. entering "Margaret" will return all applications for Margaret Street and Margaret Road.  

You can also search for planning applications between 1974 – 1996 (decision notices only for earlier applications) but you will need the planning application number. If you are unable to find the application number, planning documents, or would like a site history, please email your request to: giving as much detail as possible, including a location plan and we will retrieve the information for you. (There is no charge for this service).

The following information related to the planning application is available to the public - covering letter, application forms, plans, supporting documentation, surveys etc. for public viewing.  Documents containing medical or financial information will not be displayed. 

The planning information is not a full history of any site and it should not be regarded as an alternative to the information provided through a formal local land charges search. Although we try to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information provided it makes no representations or warranties about the accuracy, completeness or suitability for any purpose of the information and do not accept any responsibility for its use or reliance. 

Search for a planning application Search for applications (1974 - 1996) 


Plans, drawings and other material submitted to the local authority are protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (section 47). You may only use material which 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.