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Find planning decisions dating back to 1991
To find an application dating back to 1991, please search for a planning application at the top of our Planning Search page.
Go to our Planning Search page
We show decision notices dating back to 1991 and you can search using the application number.
For decision notices prior to this date, you can contact us with the following fees:
Application number known
Application number not known
Alternatively, you can request a local land search on a specific property or piece of land.
Read more about Local Land Charges
Some alterations may be permitted development so there will be no planning record. What's this?
If an alteration was completed more than 4 years ago, and it can be proved that this time has elapsed, the alteration will be protected from possible enforcement action.
Read more about Certificate of Lawfulness
If neither of the above apply, then planning permission is required.
Apply for planning permission
If you are unsure if you need permission and would like a formal response.
Apply for Certificate of Lawfulness