You can search for and view planning applications on the Public Access website.
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You can also email comments regarding a current planning application directly to us at email@example.com.
What can I find using your online search?
Our Public Access website has complete planning application records (copies of plans, decision notices, reports) dating from 2002 onwards.
How do I research the planning history of a property?
The modern planning system was established in 1948. From this date planning permission has been required from the Local Planning Authority for any development of land.
- applications pre-1948. The requirement to obtain planning permission was established on 1 July 1948 - therefore 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.
- applications between 1948 and 1975. Planning history for this period can only be viewed on plotting sheets at our Huntingdon office. These sheets are currently archived so if you wish to view them you will need to contact the Customer Service Centre to arrange an appointment. All planning application documents for this period are on microfiche and can only be viewed in our Huntingdon office.
- applications between 1975 and 2002. Full planning history details from 1975 to 2002 are available on our Public Access website but this does not include documents. All planning application documents for this period are on microfiche and can only be viewed in our Huntingdon office. Please contact the Customer Service Centre to arrange an appointment to view them.
- applications from 2002 onwards. From 2002 onwards planning applications were recorded directly into the council's database and to access these you will need to use the property search option on Public Access website. We can do the search for you and for further details of the costs and how to start the process view the Planning Charges page.