Planning history searches

Planning history search current to 1986

You can investigate planning history by using the map enquiry or alternatively using our planning application search by searching by address or postcode.

Planning history search 1974 to 2002

You can search for planning history numbers by viewing the historic plotting sheets for the area you are interested in. You will need to identify the Easting and Northing.

The plotting sheets open in the general area of your enquiry, but it will be necessary for you to check each plotting sheet to check if the property or piece of land you are interested in has any related information held.

We can provide copies of all decision notices electronically, but if you  wish to view planning files you will need to contact Plan Admin by email at or by telephone on 01823 356459.

Please allow seven days for the files to be made available as they are stored off site. We cannot provide photocopies of information or plans held on files, but we can provide scanned copies. 

Planning history search pre 1974

The only planning history that we can search for is pre 1974. Please allow seven working days from any request.

The cost for a pre 1974 planning history search £40 plus VAT first hour and £30 plus VAT per hour after that.

Information is only available on microfiche, so you will need to arrange a time to view the files, if necessary. If copies of decisions only are required, this will be covered by the fee.

Alternatively, Land Charges can complete a LLC1 Search which costs £15 and provides information declared on the Land Charges Register. Please contact Land Charges by email at or by telephone on 01823 356513 to arrange a viewing.