View Planning Applications and Comment

The Council’s Planning Public Access System is being worked on and monitored due to an ongoing intermittent fault. As a result the service may be unavailable for short periods (of a few minutes). If you do experience problems please report them to identifying the time and date together with any other useful details.

Our Planning Public Access system will let you view planning applications, planning appeals and enforcement cases back to 1990. As well as looking at past applications you will also be able to view current planning applications including plans, comments and important dates of which you need to be aware.

Once you have found the application you want to look at, you can then see the documents associated with this application. These can include the application forms, plans and decision (if made). If the decision has not yet been made, you can also click, 'Make a public comment' and once you have registered with us your comments will be sent straight to the planning officer before being uploaded to the system. You are able to make an observation, support or object to a planning application.

Your comment will not be automatically published, but will first be reviewed to ensure it does not contravene the requirements of the 'Racist, Defamatory & Discrimination' statement below. Your name will not appear unless you include it in the comment; if you do so, we will assume you are happy for this information to be in the public domain.


Please be mindful that defamatory, offensive, racist, discriminatory and threatening comments will not be published. Defamatory and offensive statements are ones that lower a person's reputation personally within their trade, profession or business. Racist statements are those that are offensive or discriminate against individuals on racial grounds, including their race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins. Gypsies and other minorities are racial groups. Statements that discriminate on grounds of religion, sexuality or disability will also not be published. Comments that include such statements will be rejected without further reference to the author but can be resubmitted in a more acceptable form. The council is also bound by the Equality Act 2010 which prohibits direct and indirect discrimination and harassment.

The "Public Access" link on the right allows you to search for current planning applications as well as previous ones back to 1990. There are a number of ways to search including by address, application number, parish, dates and using an interactive map.

If you are intending to comment on a planning application please note, the statement, “Comments may not be submitted at this time” on the Comments page is misleading. You may still comment, provided the consultation period has not expired and you have registered and logged in. If you have not previously registered, please do so by clicking the “Register” button and following the online instructions. We are working with our IT partner, IDOX to resolve these issues as quickly as possible and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please note that unfortunately the maps don't currently display properly if you are using Internet Explorer 10. However if you put your browser into compatibility mode, then the maps will display correctly. For more information on compatibility mode, please use the following Microsoft link: Microsoft browser compatibility mode information

This service is unavailable between 00:00 – 02:00hrs each night while we take a backup (copy) of the system.

You'll find more details about the commenting process on our "Comment on a planning application" page. 

If you would like us to send you notice of a Planning Appeal you will need to provide your address when submitting a comment.

Please be mindful when submitting your representation/ comment any comments that can be construed as racist and/or defamatory will not be taken into account.

If you would like to request any copies of plans or decisions you will need to put this into writing informing us of the address and any reference numbers along with a cheque for the correct photocopying fee to

Planning Reception
Tendring District Council
Thorpe Road
CO16 9AJ

Or you can come and see us in person.

Last updated on: 25/03/2014 - 13:16

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