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Historical planning information

We are currently carrying out a scanning exercise on historical Planning data between 2000 - 2006, therefore planning information and retrieval of documents between these years will not be available until the project is complete.

We are working closely with the scanning company and aim to resume this service as soon as we can. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

We have updated our online information and it now contains decision notices for applications we received between 2004 - January 2015.

All planning applications are registered online:

As a security measure, the system will ‘time out’ after 30 minutes. If you are worried that you may not complete your comments within this time, then you may wish to compose and save your comments in another application such as Word or Notepad and then paste these comments into the Comment box on Public Access. This ensures that the process is completed quickly and therefore reduces the likelihood of the system timing our and your comments being lost.

Standard conditions are listed on the Planning Officer reports to Committee.

If you are interested in a building regulations application then please click on the following link: and enter an Application Reference

For help using the planning system download our User Guide.

Comment on a planning application

Once you have found an application using our planning system, there is an option tab called 'Comments' where you can register your comments on the application. This is the quickest and most simple way to correspond with us on planning applications and get your comments to the Planning Officer handling the case.

Comments on planning applications must be made in writing to us to be considered. Whilst you will receive an acknowledgement of the receipt of your submission, we do not respond individually to each letter received. Issues raised are summarised in the Planning Officers report when considering the application against the planning policies that are in place.

Planning can only consider material planning considerations, and you should be aware of this when preparing your comments. For this reason matters of business competition, the loss of a view from your property, or a potential reduction in your property value, are not issues that will be considered. Equally, matters of land ownership, or a party wall, are civil matters over which the planning process can exercise no control.

There is a statutory requirement to consult on most planning applications. Correspondence sent to us in response will often include personal information, including names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. It can also often be possible to identify the author, because of the content of the letter. Correspondence on planning applications is therefore held in accordance with The Data Protection Act.

Whilst we are required to hold a full register of all valid Planning Permission applications, including correspondence received, as a statutory obligation (This is held at the Council House) only correspondence received from statutory consultees (such as Heritage England, Environment Agency) is published on our website.

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  • track applications
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