See or comment on a planning application

If you are interested in a specific planning application you can use our Planning Application online search to check how the application is progressing. We hold details of all planning applications since 1986 in a database. Current Planning Applications are no longer available to view in Hard Copy in the Reception as we no longer receive a paper copy for this use, there is access to the website in Reception where you may view applications and make comments if you wish. Any request to view Case Officer files will require written notice via post or email and we will confirm when the file can be made available to view.


You are entitled to make a comment in support of or in objection to an application. We will take all comments in to account in reaching our decision. Please see our guide How to comment on a planning application.

Request a copy of a planning certificate

You can obtain a copy of a planning certificate online by using the search to find the relevant planning application. Once you have found the right application, simply select it and you will be given a list of available documents. You can download and print the planning certificate if a decision has been reached.

Historic planning applications

If you wish to view historic planning applications that do not have the information available online, you will need to provide a list of Planning Reference numbers you require. As historic files are now stored off site we will need seven working days’ notice to retrieve these for you. In the first instance please email with your telephone number and we will let you know when the files are available for you. Please title your email 'PLANNING HISTORY FILE REQUEST'

Planning Application for improvements around Junction 25

The Planning Application for improvements around Junction 25 can be viewed on the Somerset County Council website.