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Find old planning applications

Find planning decisions dating back to 1991.

IN THIS ARTICLE

  • Find old planning applications
  • How much it costs
  • Find out if a property has planning permission

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

  • Free

Application number not known

  • 1st Hour - £55.00 (+ VAT)
  • Subsequent charge per hour - £55.00 (+ VAT)

Alternatively, you can request a local land search on a specific property or piece of land.

Read more about Local Land Charges

Does the property you're buying/selling have planning permission?

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