How do I find out if a development or land has planning permission?
Planning History Search
If you wish to review the planning history of a site/property which is not already available to view online, please contact 01200 425111 and ask to speak to the Planning department to make an appointment.
PLEASE NOTE: DETAILS OF ALL APPLICATIONS RECEIVED (INCLUDING PENDING AND DETERMINED APPLICATIONS) BY THE LOCAL PLANNING AUTHORITY SINCE 1989 ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW ONLINE.
To make an appointment the Planning Adminstration Team will require the following information:
- Contact Telephone Number
- Details of the site/property you wish to review (with a location plan if available)
This will enable the team to ensure that the details of the site/property you wish to review are ready for your alloted appointment time. (PLEASE NOTE the Council offices will be open between the hours of 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday from 17th May 2021 and available appointments will be during these hours).
Local Land Search
If you wish to pay for a local land charges search, which will contain a complete planning history of any specified site, you will need to contact our Local Land Charges Department on 01200 414405 in advance of your visit (please note Local Land Charges Searches cannot be carried out in person at this time).
Planning permissions last a set amount of time. This time limit is always shown in the conditions of the planning permission. To see these conditions you must look at the planning decision notice.
If the planning permission runs out before you start to build you must submit another application and start the planning process again. There is no guarantee that a second application will receive the same decision as the original, as planning policy may have altered.
If you need a copy of a decision notice we can provide one if you let us have the full application number and the relevant fee. Once we have received payment you will be able to collect your decision notice from our offices or we will be able to post/email it to you.
We can provide copies of any of the public documents on the planning application files we keep, subject to a photocopying charge and provision of the relevant application number.