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Welcome to Planning Explorer

Before using this website read the information below about public access to planning information.

The online planning service allows you to do the following:

  • Search for Planning Applications.
  • View details of Planning Applications received since October 1998.
  • View documents related to Planning Applications received since 15th July 2013.
  • Identify the status of a Planning Application.

Publishing comments on planning applications

Any representations on an application they will be put on our webpages. We will not publish any that contain defamatory, racist or obscene content, and any which contain sensitive personal information. More information can be found on our Comment on a Planning Application webpage.


This site includes only those records which we hold on computer, and is not a complete database of all information held by us. Please do not rely on information from this site as an alternative to searches which should still be used for official Land Search purposes.

While we take great care to ensure the information provided is accurate, we cannot accept any liability or responsibility should you rely on the information provided and ultimately find it to have been incorrect.

Due to technical limitations, we are unable to provide some data on this web page through the medium of Welsh. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

The following documents relating to Planning Applications received since 15th July 2013 are available on-line.

Documents relating to Planning Applications between October 1998 and 15th July 2013 will become available on-line over time. Please search for these on-line and if you are not able to view them then please contact us by emailing

If you think the information is wrong, please contact us immediately by emailing

Copyright notice

Plans, drawings and other material submitted to the local authority are protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (section 47).

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.

Further information

Comment on a Planning Application

Planning Explorer - Guide to searching

Planning Explorer - Frequently asked questions