View, search and comment on planning applications online

Planning history

Over the years we have kept planning records in several ways:

Type of record, what it is and dates
History Cards A list of all applications registered against a specific property address Discontinued 2010
Application files Microfiche Each application file registered against a specific property/site address Discontinued 2003
Application files Paper Each application file registered against a specific property/site address Discontinued 2010

We began to develop our electronic service PublicAccess to make it possible for you to view information online.

Not all documents associated with applications were added to PublicAccess during this time. Application details available to view are therefore limited.

Additional planning information also became available to view

Between 2000 - 2010
History Cards All applications registered are available to view using PublicAccess. Additional planning information continues to be available to view From 2010 to date

If you need to gain access to application information that is not available within PublicAccess please:

  • member of the public or solicitor - submit a planning enquiry and select ‘Request to view planning history’ - please note there is a charge for this service.
  • Public Search Company - call us on: 01702 215004

Information will be made available to you electronically within 20 working days. Depending on the nature of your request we will either arrange for the information to be:

  • made available within PublicAccess
  • viewed at the Civic Centre using our internal system
  • emailed to you

We make a charge for paper copies. Please refer to the Council Fees and Charges document.


  • plans, drawings and material submitted to us are protected by Section 47 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988
  • you may only download and/or printed information for consultation purposes. To compare current applications with previous and to check whether developments have been completed in line with approved plans
  • additional copies must not be made without the prior permission of the copyright owner

Contact Planning and Building

Telephone: 01702 215004

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