Skip to main content

View or comment on a planning application

You can search for recent and historic planning applications that have been registered and determined by us using the Planning Application search pages:

Sign up on the site to save searches, track and comment on applications, and receive email notifications. Registering only takes around five minutes. You need to provide your name, address and email address.

If you have any difficulties with the registration or login process, then please email

This site contains details of planning applications registered from 31/12/1973 to date, but it is not intended to replace the Council’s statutory register of planning applications.

Documents are published online for the purpose of inspection in connection with planning applications and in accordance with the Council fulfilling its statutory obligations. Use of any copy documents may be restricted by law and the Council may not be entitled to give, and does not give permission for use of these copies for any purpose.

Planning applications 1948-2000

You can view maps of all planning applications from 1948 to 2000 here.

How to comment on a planning application

The quickest way to send us your views on a planning application is to submit your comments online.

If you are submitting your comments online, we recommend drafting your comments in another application first and then copying and pasting them into the comment box of the form. This will avoid the screen timing out after a period of time.

Alternatively you can submit your comments:

When we write to inform you of a proposal, you will normally have 21 days to comment.

When you comment on an application, it will be made publicly available to view on the Council's website, normally within five working days. We cannot accept anonymous objections/ letters of support and from 1 May 2022 we will require a full name and postal address with any representation made. We will display your name and address, but for data protection purposes we will not show your signature, telephone number or email address.

Inappropriate comments

The Council, in its absolute discretion, reserves the right not to consider or include comments which are inappropriate including:

  • comments of a discriminatory nature (age, gender, disability, ethnicity, religious belief and sexual orientation) including racist and homophobic comments;
  • inflammatory, offensive or libellous comments; or
  • any other comments of a similar nature that it deems inappropriate.

If comments are received which contain inappropriate content as listed above, they will be removed from the website and not taken into account. In these circumstances an opportunity will be given to resubmit comments using more appropriate language, so that they can be considered as part of the planning application process.

Comments made on social media

Comments and objections made on social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter will not be taken into account when formally considering all the representations made in response to an application, unless they have been formally submitted to the Council.

Comments made on the Council’s social media channels will be monitored but will not be taken as formal representations.

What you can comment on

You can support or object to a proposal, but you should bear in mind that planning applications can only be decided on the basis of planning issues, such as:

  • the effect on neighbours’ daylight, sunlight or privacy
  • the impact of traffic, road access, parking and servicing
  • the appearance, bulk or height of the scheme
  • the impact on amenity such as noise generated by the proposal
  • the potential loss of a valued local service or use such as a shop or a residential flat

The Council cannot consider non-planning issues such as:

  • the effect on property values
  • competition between rival businesses
  • party wall disputes and fire escape matters
  • moral and religious issues