Request copies of planning documents

We hold a variety of Planning documents. Depending on the type of document you're looking for and when it was produced, you may be able to download it directly or you may need to call us to request it.

Development from 2002 onwards

From 2002 planning applications were recorded directly into the Council's electronic database. To find planning history from 2002 you will need to use the planning application search option on our Planning Public Access website.

If a decision is not available please email and we will place this online.

Development between 1990 and 2001

Records for this period can be published online upon request. Please email to request that the records are released.

Development between 1948 and 1989

These records are presently not held in a digital format. Please email to request that the records are released.

Development pre-1948

The requirement to obtain planning permission was established on 1 July 1948. As such there are no planning records before this date. Everything built before this date is treated as an existing/original building for the purposes of planning.

How to request copies of documents

To request a document, please ensure you have the reference number of the notice required and email us at We will then contact you to take a payment by credit or debit card: we do not accept cheques. The document will then emailed to you. Please note the cost is calculated per decision notice.

Requests will be dealt with within five working days, however if we need more time to prepare the document we will advise you of this on receipt of your request.


The price for requesting a copy of a document will depend on the type of document. Prices are listed in the table below by document type.

Type of document Cost (inc VAT)
Planning Decision Notice from 1948 onwards £20
Listed Building Approval Notice £20
Enforcement Notice £20
Article 4 Direction £20
S106 or S52 Agreement £20
Discontinuance Notice £20

Plans, drawings and other material submitted to the Council are protected by the Copyright Acts (Section 47, 1988 Act). You may only use material which is downloaded and/or printed for consultation purposes, to compare current applications with previous schemes and to check whether developments have been completed in accordance with approved plans. Further copies must not be made without the prior permission of the copyright owner.