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View and comment on planning applications online

Planning applications online

User guide

Here is a brief guide to using to the online public access service - using the public access portal guide [pdf document].

With our online system you can

  • View and comment on planning applications
  • View planning decisions
  • View relevant plans and documents
    • Documents from applications before November 2010 are not available online. These documents can be viewed at the Customer Service Centre in the Town Hall (please make an appointment if you want to meet with the case officer for a specific application) Please note this service is currently unavailable due to COVID -19 measures.

It is available 24 hours a day and you won’t need to travel to the planning office to find out what’s happening near you!

You can also contact our planning team for help on 01325 405656​ or email

What if I don't have internet access or don't want to comment online?

There is a facility to use Public Access on a dedicated computer that is located in the Reception Area in Customer Services in the Town Hall. You can also view planning application records in the Town Hall.

If you don't want to comment online, there are other ways you can comment on a planning application.