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View and comment on planning applications

You can view and comment on planning applications through the Public Access system

View planning applications online

How can I view and comment on planning applications?

Planning Applications can only be viewed online via the council's Public Access Website. You can access this website at home or in any of our libraries:

Public Access (external East Riding website)

About Public Access

The council’s Public Access system for planning is an online service that allows you to view details of planning applications currently being considered by the council as well as some planning history.

Public Access allows you to:

  • search for and then track the progress of current planning applications;
  • submit comments about current applications (read more about commenting);
  • view documents relating to planning applications (this currently includes plans, application forms, consultation responses, decision notices and for decisions taken after 15th October 2012, officer reports);
  • view property details on a map;
  • view details of some historic planning applications;
  • view details of some planning appeals.

Using Public Access

Visit the Public Access system using the link below (you will need to accept a disclaimer before you enter). Type your required application number into the search box and click the search button. If you don't have an application number, you can search by either address or weekly/monthly listings:

Public Access (external East Riding website)

Using Public Access at a library

Facilities are available for you to view current planning applications on the Public Access website at any of the council's libraries. Find your nearest library.You can also print copies at a charge. View library charges.

For ease of search you will need either the planning application reference number, postcode or single line of an address to view the application. A member of the library staff will be able to assist you if required. You can also register your details on this website in order to submit comments against any pending planning applications.

Please note: the planning application details displayed within Public Access are updated on a continual basis and they will, therefore, change over time. In order to keep up to date with applications you are interested in, please use the 'track applications' facility.

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How can I comment or object to an application?

You can comment or object to a planning application by registering your comments online via the council's Public Access website under the 'Make a comment' button. You can access this website at home or in any of our libraries.

Public Access (external East Riding website)

Anyone can object, support or comment on a current planning application. The council is keen to give people who may be affected by a proposed development the opportunity to express their views. It recognises that neighbours who live in the vicinity of an application site may be aware of local conditions and problems that they may wish to highlight in the council’s consideration of the application. It is important to appreciate, however, that the council can only take into account matters which are relevant to the planning process.

Please note: all responses will be published on the council’s website, and will be open for viewing by members of the public. However, the council will not post comments submitted anonymously and will not post comments which it considers to contain libellous, discriminatory or otherwise offensive comments. The council reserves the right not to post comments in the event that by reason of the volume of comments submitted, it is not possible to check submissions for unauthorised content. The council dissociates itself from any comments made of a libellous discriminatory or otherwise offensive nature.

Any correspondence received which the council considers contains libellous, discriminatory or otherwise offensive comments will not be taken into account in assessing planning or related applications.

Please note: You can get more guidance below about how to comment.

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Is there guidance for commenting on planning applications?

The document below gives guidance on how to comment on a planning application:

Guidance note on commenting on planning applications (pdf 60kb opens in new window)

The document below gives guidance about “material considerations” in the planning consideration process:

What are material considerations - an explanatory note (pdf 48kb opens in new window)

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Can I be alerted about the progress of an application?

Yes, by logging onto the council's Public Access system and registering. Then follow the instructions to track individual applications.

Public Access (external East Riding website)

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Can I see all applications within a certain area online?

Yes, by logging onto the Public Access system then follow the instructions to the 'Planning> Simple Search' page. Type your required postcode search area into the search box and click the search button:

Public Access (external East Riding website)

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Can I register online to find out automatically about planning applications in my area?

Yes, by visiting the Public Access website and following the instructions to login or register. Enter the required postcode area into the search box on the 'Planning> Simple Search'. When the results screen displays, click the 'Save Search' button and follow the instructions to receive weekly updates for new applications within your search area:

Public Access (external East Riding website)

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Can I view planning application committee reports online?

Reports to the Planning Committee, the Eastern Area Planning Sub-Committeeand the Western Area Planning Sub-Committeecan be viewed online.

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Where can I view planning application files for those applications which have had a decision?

Planning applications can be viewed online for most applications which have been decided after 2000 through the council's Public Access system:

Public Access (external East Riding website)

Once you have logged into the site follow the instructions to the 'Planning> Simple Search' page. Choose the type of search required and enter the required information into the search box. A copy of the notice of decision can be printed or downloaded free of charge from your own computer.

For applications which are not accessible via Public Access, an appointment can be made to view them at the Beverley customer service centre in Cross Street, Beverley. Contact the planning and development management section on (01482) 393647 to make the necessary arrangements. A charge of 10p per A4 black and white copy of any document will be charged by the customer service centre. If you wish to have a copy of the notice of decision sent to you directly this can be obtained for a cost of £7.29 per notice of decision.

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