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Planning: request copy of documents and drawings

Use this form to request a search for planning applications, appeals and enforcement notices.

You must check our online search Search for planning application

If you do not find what you are looking for, continue with this form to request a manual search. 

Before you start

Only on receipt of the completed application form and fee, can we carry out a search of our records

  • Initial fee for history search (first two hours) £26.50
  • Thereafter, each hour £19.00
  • Copy decision notice £14.10
  • Copy plans (charge applies for both paper and electronic copies) A4 £0.10 A3 £0.15 A2 £0.60 A1 £0.95 A0 £1.88 + £3.20 / 15 minutes of officer time

Please note:

  • We may be unable to provide information on work exceeding 25 years old.
  • The fee paid is not refundable if we can't provide copies.
  • Once retrieved, we can only hold records from our archives for a limited time before they are returned.

You will need the postal address for the building. 

It would also be helpful if you have the planning permission reference number.