Planning applications

Application search

To search for an application, please enter an application number or any combination of the other fields then click search. Due to the quantity of applications available it is not possible to search for all applications in a specific parish, or all applications registered in a period greater than a month.
As of 1st October 2008, the Planning application numbers will have changed to a new format (for example 08/90/0008), however it will still be possible to search for the old style application numbers for those applications which were created before this date (for example 08/1990/008).

Planning application

eg 38/14/0278 not 38/14/0278LB
eg Taunton Deane DLO
eg TDBC parks service

You may search with a postcode here
Please note that this data field was introduced on 1st October 2008 and therefore information prior to this date may not be complete.

In the format dd/mm/yyyy
eg 01/08/2008

In the format dd/mm/yyyy
eg 31/08/2008


The Council currently decides nearly 1800 applications per year and deals with any appeals that are lodged. Most minor applications will be decided by the Development Control Manager without reference to a Planning Committee and in certain Parishes they are decided by the Parish/Town Council.

However, where four or more contrary views are received and these views are supported by the local Town or Parish Council and/or a Ward Member, applications are determined by the Planning Committee after considering a written report.

All Committee meetings are open to members of the public.  The reports contain a summary of any objections although the full text of any letter is available to Committee Members if they wish to see it.  The report will be available for inspection five working days before the Committee meeting.