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View planning applications

Our Public Access system lets you search, track and comment on planning applications and appeals, dating back to 1988.

Important note to users of Public Access - please be aware that if you register as a user of the system and wish to submit comments, your name and address will be published immediately to the Public Access website. Personal telephone numbers and email addresses will not be published. Comments received will be available via the Documents and Comments tab on the next working day after submission. Major applications can take up to 5 working days. Any comments that contain offensive, defamatory or discriminatory language will not be considered in determining the application and may be removed.

The level of information available to view online for applications submitted since July 2013 has substantially increased with the new Public Access system. The amount of information prior that date may be limited as it is dependent on what was submitted electronically as part of the original planning application.

Records of planning applications determined by East Suffolk County Council between 1948 and 1974 are available through the property history search on Public Access although the related documents are not currently available. The references for these records have the prefix 'E'.

Issue with the constraints tab in Public Access - we have disabled the constraints tab when viewing properties due to a bug in the Public Access software. The constraints tab is still accessible via a planning application search. We hope to make the facility available again once the supplier provides a fix. District Local Plan documents can be viewed here.

Other online planning information

We offer an online Geographic Information System (GIS) to search map based information including Local Plan, Section 106 Agreements, conservation areas, listed buildings, Tree Preservation Orders, enforcement and stop register, register of contaminated land, parish boundaries, aerial photography (1999 and 2007) and historical maps of parts of the district.

Important information about copyright

Please note that plans, drawings and other material submitted to local authorities for planning applications are protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

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.


Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the data, planning information contained within the site is at present incomplete. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for carrying out a formal land charge search and should not be used as such.

The information contained in this site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. No responsibility will be taken for any errors or omissions in the planning history information obtained from the public access system. Similarly the information contained within public access system 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 on the site are undertaken entirely at the viewer’s own risk.

We apologise for the recent intermittent service of the Public Access website. Please be assured that the cause of the problem has been identified and steps are being taken to return service uptime to normal.