Last Modified May 12, 2015
When we receive a planning application, whether it be for full planning consent or for a householder application, we place these applications onto our online Planning Application database. This is because we are legally required to publicise all planning applications and do this by letter, and / or notices at the site, and / or notices within the local newspaper. We welcome public comment on the effects planning proposals may have on yourself or the wider area.
The council is in the process of scanning many of its historic planning application files, meaning that most paper files will not be retained in the future.
In most instances, it should not be necessary to come into the council's offices in order to view plans relating to a planning application. If you are considering visiting the council offices to view details about a current or historic planning application, please first check the documentation available online as you may find the information you require is on the council's website.
How to search for an application
If you would like to see the documents and plans associated with a particular planning application, you can use our online search facility. Alternatively, you can view the planning applications at our main offices if a paper file is available.
If you would like to comment on an application, you can lodge a comment through our Public Access facility. Alternatively, you can visit our How to check the progress and comment on a planning application page. This page provides a simple guide on what is considered a valid objection to a planning proposal, as well as how to make a comment on an application.
Please note that our online search facility is not presently available between 2.30am and 4am between Tuesday and Saturday and 2am and 5.30am on Sundays.