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Link to Planning Applications Online

Public Access for planning is a web based service that allows you to view details of applications being considered by the Council.

Public Access allows you the additional functionality to:

  • check the progress of planning / building regulation / appeal cases and enforcement notices 
  • save searches and be emailed about new applications in your area
  • track applications of interest
  • search by key words in the description or address
  • see weekly or monthly lists of applications received or decisions made within the system
  • submit comments about an application being considered
  • view planning documents for valid applications after 1 Sept 2009
  • view recent planning history
  • view property details by reference to a map
  • submit consultation comments for the latest Local Development Framework (LDF) documents
  • View comments from previous LDF consultations


 Please Note:

Planning Applications Online will be unavailable on Monday 8th June & Tuesday 9th June. This system unavailability is due to a system upgrade due to go live on Wednesday 10th June.

Apologies for any inconvenience that may be caused.

If you are experiencing issues viewing documents on Planning Applications Online via the internet browser Google Chrome. Please refer to the Planning Applications Online User Guide below for technical guidance.

To link to Public Access follow the 'I agree' link below. By doing this you have agreed that you have read and understood the copyright and other limitations set out on this page.

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Public Access user guide

For complete step by step guides on how to use Public Access, and information on other documentation available on Planning's webpages see the documents entitled
Planning Applications Online User Guide or
LDF Public Access User Guide .

Public Access availability

We do not guarantee that Public Access will be available at all times due to system maintenance and support restrictions. This page will be updated as appropriate to advise users of scheduled downtime, we regret that, due to situations beyond our control, unscheduled downtime may occur.  Due to maintenance activities, it is expected that the Public Access service will not be available between the hours of 11:00pm and 02:30am every day. 

Comments online

Public Access promotes the involvement in the local decision-making process and consequently provides the ability to submit comments on planning applications that are within their publicity period.

Objections or supporting comments on applications must be rational, impersonal and directed principally to the planning issues raised by the proposal.
Comments of a personal, slanderous, libelous, defamatory, or otherwise offensive or abusive nature will not be tolerated and we reserve the right to remove any inappropriate comments.
Comments or representations published have not been checked for accuracy and are the views only of the author or authors.

If you submit comments we will not send an acknowledgement letter, but you can confirm that we have received your comments by looking on Public Access.

Currently when Making a Public Comment within Planning Applications Online it states that your address will not be published. This is incorrect your address WILL be published. The wording will be updated in due course.

(Please note that Planning Applications Online closes the ability to comment at midnight the night before the publicity expiry deadline. This issue has been raised with the product suppliers. As an alternative you can make your representation via email or post)

Copyright notice

Planning application information submitted to the Council is protected by the Copyright Acts (Section 47, 1988 Act). 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. 

Please Note that by using Public Access you are agreeing to Doncaster Council's Disclaimer which is available at the bottom of this page.

Planning decision notices

As from the 18th December if you require a decision notice that was issued between 1998 and 2004 please email with the planning application reference number. Upon receipt of the request we will publish the decision notice in to the associated documents facility within public access within 5 working days.

If you require a decision notice or documents relating to applications between 1974 - 1997 these can be viewed on microfiche at the Local Studies Library at Doncaster's Central Library, Waterdale. An appointment must be made to book a microfiche machine and for the Library staff to ensure they have the microfiche of interest. To enquire and book an appointment please contact (P) 01302 734307 or (E)
For further information relating to services provided by the library in respect of planning information please see the attached document:

Planning Applications at Doncaster Local Studies Library - Guidance Sheet

All decision notices issued from 2005 are available by using the associated documents facility within public access.


The service continues to be developed, at the present time no constraint information is available online, and planning histories are available from 1st January 2002. 

Information contained within Public Access should not be relied upon in connection with a property transaction. Anyone wishing to obtain planning information for this purpose is advised to carry out a local land charges search through the Council's Local Land Charges Section, (Charges apply).

No responsibility will be taken for any errors or omissions in the planning history information obtained from Public Access. Similarly the information contained within Public Access 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.

Under normal circumstances, the new planning application information will be available for viewing within 2 working days of receipt of a valid application.

All plans and documents accompanying planning applications submitted from 1st January 2005 can be viewed via Public Access.

Doncaster Council reserves the right to remove or not display certain planning application information for confidentiality or other reasons.

Enforcement Notice information will be available for any notices served from the 1st February 2012 onwards. Information prior to this date can be obtained from our Land Charges section.

Neighbourhood Plans

A copy of Neighbourhood plans submitted to Doncaster Council are available via Public Access. Please see attached link to Neighbourhood Planning page for more details.

Technical issues

If you are experiencing any technical issues while using Public Access please refer to the 'Technical Guidance' within the Public Access user guide .

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