Public access - planning and building register
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You can view planning and building applications register (public access) to find applications in your area, view documents and drawings relating to them:
For assistance in using the public access system, you may refer to these frequently asked question (pdf 100KB).
You can view planning applications in the public access register. The system also allows you to create a profile to receive email updates or comment on planning applications.
Read the planning and enforcement user guide (pdf 1.7MB) for more information on how to search or track an application and how to make a comment using the public access register.
You can also find out about applications through:
- Neighbour notification - if you live within 20m of an application boundary you will receive a notification from the planning service advising you that an application has been received and is available for comment
- Local newspapers - certain types of applications require an advertisement in the newspaper local to the development site
- Site notices – certain types of applications require a site notice to be displayed on the property or site
We also publish weekly lists of planning applications and notifications for each area which have been registered with us.
You can view planning enforcement notices served since 2010.
You can also see notices served prior to 1st January 2011 (pdf 35KB).
Find building warrant applications and current notices from the Building Standards register.
Read the building standards user guide (pdf 1.4MB) for more information on how to search or track an application and how to make a comment using the public access register.