The council is currently moving to digital application processes with a goal to improve the time taken to validate and process new applications and requests for historical planning documents. There may be initial delays of up to 3 weeks and your patience would be very much appreciated during this period.
You can search and comment on current planning applications by using the planning application database.Search now
We maintain statutory records of planning applications and decisions, some of which date back 50 years.
Details of planning applications dating from 1990 (older in some cases) can be accessed above. Supporting documents are available online for planning applications decided after May 2000.
We don't maintain a record of existing or lawful uses. If you are searching for existing or lawful uses, you will need to:
You can read more information about changes of use here.
Most of our physical records are stored offsite so we are unable to provide a 'walk in' service. To view historic applications prior arrangement will be required.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org setting out details of which applications or property you require providing as much information as possible.
|Decision notices: copies can be provided by email||2 to 3 weeks||£16.50 each|
|Case files: access to view at City Hall||2 to 3 weeks||Copying charges may apply|
|Research: detailed investigation of records/high volumes||On Request||£74 per hour|
Upon completion of your request we will confirm the amount due. We'll supply you with a unique reference number and the information you need to make a payment online.
Please contact email@example.com to view structural plans or for copies of building regulations consents or completion certificates.
Planning Aid England (PAE) provides free, independent and professional advice on town and country planning issues to community groups and individuals. They believe everyone should have the opportunity to get involved planning their local area, and provide people with the knowledge and tools to do this.