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Interested in an existing planning application?
Here you can view and comment on new applications for planning permission that have recently been made to the City Council. You can also search our archive of planning application decisions.
Application Number Search
Type in a full or partial application number, to find all matching planning applications.
Links to some documents won't open correctly:-
Most documents on this website are provided in pdf format, and will open in Adobe Reader or other pdf viewing software when you click on the link to the file. However, we are aware of an issue whereby some files don't open automatically and you are instead prompted to save the file. If this happens, it can usually be cured by reloading the page listing the case file documents using your browser's 'Refresh' button. If after trying this you are still unable to access documents please contact us for further assistance. We are working to resolve this issue and apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Ongoing Technical Problems:-
We are aware of intermittent problems with the reliability of our planning application search page. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and are currently working on an upgrade to our systems to prevent problems of this nature occurring in future.
Type in a full or partial Postcode, to find all matching planning applications.
Type in a full or partial Street name, with or without a space, to find all matching planning applications.
Street A to Z
Click on the first letter of the street name in the table below to find all matching roads.
Weekly and Monthly Lists
Can't find what you're looking for?
There are thousands of planning applications viewable on this site and more are added everyday. You can view application forms, certificates, site location plans, layout plans and elevations and (where an application is decided) decision notices.
Q: I can't see the planning application I made recently - where is it?
A: Don't worry if your application doesn't appear on this week's list. There are always a number of applications in hand waiting to be checked. This means we can’t guarantee the completeness of the list on any particular date but these pages are continuously updated and if you have any concerns please contact Development Management on 0115 8764447 for more information.
Q: Why can't I find the whole planning history of a particular property?
A: We have scanned records back to 1991 but there are a small number of applications that still remain to be scanned. Therefore you shouldn't rely solely on the information contained in this system for a full and comprehensive planning history of a property but if you have any concerns please contact Development Management on 0115 8764447 for more information.
Q: Help I can see my planning application more than once - what's happening?
A: Don't worry, some applications are duplicated in the weekly and monthly lists and other search result listings because we have recorded them as affecting more than one property address in our property database. If you see an application number listed twice you will be able to view the details by selecting either number - the details are the same.
Q: Why can't find application details using the planning reference number listed on my Local Land Charges Search?
A: Planning applications are referenced on our website with a number in the following format: [2 digit year]/[5 digit number]/[application type code] For example, 08/00001/PFUL3. However, for many years the Council used a different reference system based on year, month and application number. Between 1988 and 1998 both systems were used, but applications can only be located using the web search facility using the newer reference number format.
If you have been given an application reference number in the old format you will need to know what the alternative new format number is before you can locate the application details online.
We have provided a spreadsheet which lists the old and new reference number for all relevant applications in our database. You can use the spreadsheet to search for the old reference and find out the new reference number, which you can then put into our online search facility. Click on the 'original and new application reference numbers' link in the download links on this page. Please note that although the spreadsheet lists all applications in our database with two reference numbers, details are only currently available online for applications submitted since 1991 (i.e. with a 'new' format number beginning 91 or greater).