View historical planning applications and records

We make certain details available relating to planning applications that we've received since July 1948.

Use our online Public Access portal to view planning applications made within the last 30 years.

Records older than 30 years

Searching for older records can require checking an index, usually an annotated plotting card or map, with the application details held on microfiche.

Use our planning advice service

You can use our paid planning advice services to:

  • look up the complete planning history of a property
  • find, scan and provide documents held on microfiche such as a planning decision notice, appeal decisions or a Tree Preservation Order

View in person

If you'd like to come to a council office to inspect the microfiche records, contact us by email and include 'Inspect historic planning documents' in the subject line. We need at least 48 hours notice to provide this service.