Searching for a planning application
All documents that form a planning application or appeal are available online. These include application forms, drawings and other supporting documentation.
Some old files are not available online. If the file is not on online, a paper copy will be held at our offices.
Searching Public Access
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, LBC 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.
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.
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 or comments that you send or submit will be available for public viewing and published on the website. Your name and address will also be published; however personal information such as e-mail addresses and phone numbers will not be displayed. The Council reserves the right to redact comments which it considers to be defamatory. Representations should be as brief as possible and relevant to the planning merits of the proposal. Please note that representations are not acknowledged.