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Public Access

Public Access logoPublic Access allows you to view details of planning and Building Regulation applications and planning appeals received since 1 April 1974.  You can also see details of licensing applications.  Guidance on how to get the most from Public Access is available from the Documents part of the page.

You can:

  • Submit comments about a current planning application.  (The page will time out after 50 minutes so please draft your comments first and paste them in if they are long)
  • Save searches or track the progress of applications and planning appeals and be notified by email of changes or updates
  • See weekly or monthly lists of applications received or decisions made
  • View planning documents for valid applications after 1 Jan 2009 (Google Chrome users may have problems opening some documents.  If this happens, please download the document and open with Adobe Reader instead).
  • If you are searching by application number, ignore any letters and use only the numbers 14/01234. 

    When submitting comments only click the Submit button once otherwise your comments will be duplicated.  It may take a few minutes if the system is busy so please be patient.
    Public Access is continually updated however we cannot be held legally responsible for any inaccuracies or omissions on the site that result in loss or inconvenience.  We also cannot be held legally responsible for representations from anyone commenting on planning applications which may contain libellous or defamatory statements.

    Objections or supporting comments on applications must be rational, impersonal and directed principally to the planning issues raised by the proposal.  Comments of a personal, slanderous, libellous, defamatory, or otherwise offensive or abusive nature are not constructive or helpful to the process of determining a planning application and may result in an action for libel.

To view documents in PDF format you will require the free Download Adobe Reader Adobe Acrobat Reader

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