Our online Register of Planning Applications allows you to view details of planning applications being considered by the council. Through this service you can view details and associated documents for planning applications received by the council since 1st December 2005. This service runs in 'real time' and is updated continually.
You can view planning applications by reference no, postcode, street, ward, appeal status or by the weekly list (this is the list of applications for planning permission and other proposed developments received by the council each week.)
A copy of the plans and forms relating to each case may be inspected at the council offices between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm Mondays to Thursdays and 9:00am to 4:00pm on Fridays.
Commenting on planning applications
If you wish to make a representation, either just to comment, support or object to an application for planning permission, you can send them using the online Register of Planning Applications, by email or send them by post, within the three weeks statutory publicity period. The system runs in 'real time' and is updated continually.
Any representation that is made either electronically or in writing is put on a public file and will be published on the Council's website and statutory planning register, where it will be available for members of the public to view.
Any personal information (e.g. telephone number / e-mail address / signature) included in your representation will be ‘hidden’ prior to publication on the website.
How to comment online
When the planning application details are selected in the register of applications system you will see a heading ‘This application is open for comments’ with a link below it.
Clicking this link will take you to the form for commenting on a planning application. Please note, this only appears for planning applications that are current and fall within the valid publicity period.
(1) The service may occasionally not be available due to essential maintenance.
(2) The online register is not intended to replace the Council's statutory register of planning applications. Current planning applications and documents are available for viewing at the council offices.
(3) The online planning history contained within the site at present is incomplete and must not be used as a substitute for carrying out a formal Land Charge Search. No responsibility will be taken for any errors or omissions in the planning history information obtained from here. Similarly the information contained within these pages does not constitute in any way a formal notification of a planning decision, and as such any actions taken as a result of information displayed are undertaken entirely at the viewer's own risk.
(4) Whilst all plans and drawings are scans of scaled originals, the images will not appear at any particular scale on your computer screen. Figured dimensions, where they appear, are the only indications of measurements on these images.
(5) Under normal circumstances the plans and documents associated with new planning applications will be available to view within 5 working days of the application being deemed valid. If no documents are displayed at the time, you may wish to try a few days later or alternatively you will be able to view the application and associated documents at the Council Offices, Daneshill House, Danestrete, Stevenage during normal office hours.
Plans, drawings and material submitted to the Council are protected by the Copyright Acts (Section 47, 1988 Act).
You may 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. Any comments on applications submitted to the Council will remain in the public domain and can be viewed by other members of the public.
By using the online Register of Planning Applications you will be acknowledging the copyright notice and information as stated above.