Search, view and comment on planning applications

You can view all of our planning applications online, if the application is live then you may also be able to comment on this. Before commenting on an application there are some things you need to know.


Comments have to be made public, so in confidence and anonymous comments will not be considered.

We will publish your comments along with your address. There are some exceptions where we can accept anonymous comments.

When you comment on a planning application we will publish your address on our website. This is to demonstrate your interest in a planning application because the process is transparent and open.

We do remove your name, email address, telephone number and signature from any comments or documents that we receive and publish online.

If you have a specific reason why you do not want your name and address displaying on our website, for example if you are subject to harassment, then please contact us.

You will be responsible for tracking the progress of an application, including if this is to be presented at a future planning committee meeting. The agendas for these meetings are generally published eight days in advance of the meeting date.

Any representations submitted in relation to an item to be presented at Planning Committee must be submitted 24 hours before the meeting commences to be taken into account.

Only comment on planning matters

Make sure you only comment on planning matters (information not related to planning will not be considered):

  • don't make any comment about the applicant or other interested parties and don’t include any sensitive or personal information in your comments.
  • abusive or racist comments will not be tolerated and we reserve the right to remove any inappropriate comment
  • don't use the online comments facility as a forum to exchange views
  • we reserve the right to close your account if we determine that you are not using the service appropriately
Online disclaimer

The planning history contained within the site may be incomplete. It is not intended, and must not be used, as a substitute for carrying out a formal land charge search.

We accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions in the planning history information obtained using Planning Applications Online (Public Access).

Planning application information submitted to us is protected by the Copyright Acts (Section 47, 1998).

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.

Identity fraud

When you comment on a planning application online, your comment, name and address will appear on our website.

We will not publish your name or any personal telephone numbers, email addresses and signatures. In the unlikely event of these items being mistakenly published please contact us and we will correct it straight away.

Find out if a property has been served a notice

You can find out if a notice has been served on a property or site address by searching in our Breach of conditions and enforcement notices document. For more details or copy of a particular notice please contact

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