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Please note: If you use Internet Explorer as your preferred browser, you'll need Microsoft - Internet Explorer 11 or above to view planning documents using Public Access.

How can I search for, view or track a planning application?

You can use our online planning service Public Access to view:

  • planning applications;
  • appeals, and;
  • enforcements.

You can perform a simple search by:

  • keyword;
  • application reference;
  • postcode, and;
  • a single line of an address.


If you can't find what you're looking for using the simple search, try using the 'advanced' search option. For further guidance see our Public Access user guide.

Please allow up to 48 hours for plans and documents associated with planning applications to be loaded onto the website.


The information on this site should not be relied upon as an alternative to traditional land searches in connection with property transactions. While we take great care to ensure the information provided is accurate, we cannot accept any liability or responsibility as a result of any inaccuracies or errors within these pages.

To view County applications and related decisions, visit

Note: You'll need the DCC reference.

How can I make a comment on a planning application?

Comments (also known as a representations) for current applications can be submitted online. See our How to comment on planning applications page for more information.

Where will my comment appear?

Please see our privacy notice for representations.

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