Obtain a site’s planning history

How to find out a site’s planning history

Most recent planning applications, appeals and decisions (from 2005) are available to view on-line.

View recent planning history here

For larger residential development sites, it is worth contacting the housebuilder in the first instance as they will normally have a record of planning history, including conditions which have been discharged.

If you cannot find out a site’s planning history using the above methods, you can ask us to carry out a planning history search. For older planning history and those not available to view online you will need to use the planning history search service.

Planning history search service

If you ask us to carry out a search, a £78 (including VAT) charge per address will apply.

We will begin work once we have received your payment. The history will normally be researched and emailed to you within 15 working days.

As part of the planning history search service we are not able to confirm if permitted development rights are in place or if planning permission is required for any proposed development. You can find advice as to whether planning permission is required on our website here, by using our pre-application advice service or by seeking independent Planning advice.

To submit a planning history search request you will need to provide:

  • The exact location of the site, including the full address and postcode. If you do not know this you will need to provide a site location plan with the search area clearly indicated.
  • The start and end date of the period you would like us to search

Please submit your request for a site's planning history here. 

Once you have submitted your request please make your payment online here