Applications - View, Comment and Track Progress
The planning history shown in Public Access dates back to 1988, if you wish to view older planning history, you may do so by viewing the planning registers at the Council Offices during normal opening hours.
Searching Public Access
We have completed the Council's switchover to a new IT system for planning development control and appeals. The new system has a different reference numbering system and as a result of this it will no longer be possible to search using the old "BRW" numbers.
If you wish to search for an application please follow the advice in the search screen and use the number that does NOT include "BRW". If you are searching for a case that only has BRW reference you can either convert this to the new format (see below) or carry out a search on the address which will reveal all applications on the property.
Converting "BRW" references. The majority of references are for "full" planning applications. The following example shows how to convert a "BRW" number for a full application to the new numbering system. Example - application BRW/425/2007 becomes 07/00425/FUL. The main reference number must include 5 digits with 0s being added before the BRW number.
Other types of application follow the same formula. In the most common types of application "FUL" is substituted by OUT for outline applications, RES for reserved matters, LB for listed building applications, TPO for applications related to preserved trees and ADV for applications for advertisement consent. If in doubt it is recommended that you use the address search facility.
Lists of planning applications received and decided
You can use the Weekly/Monthly Lists search facility within Public Access to view a list of planning applications received and decided. The information is extracted from our live database and is accurate at the time of your search request.
Plans, drawings and material submitted to the council are protected by the copyright acts (section 47, 1988 act). You may only use material which is downloaded and/or printed for consultation purposes, to compare current applications with previous schemes and to check whether developments have been completed in accordance with approved plans. Further copies must not be made without the prior permission of the copyright owner. By clicking on the link below you are agreeing to the above copyright.
Please note that when viewing applications on Public Access, the tab titled Comments now refers to consultee comments and representations. Correspondence that you send will be open to public inspection at the Town Hall offices during normal opening hours and on the website. The Council reserves the right to redact comments which it considers to be defamatory before being displayed on the Council’s website. Please note that representations are not acknowledged.