This website links directly to Arun District Council's Planning and Building Control database. It contains historical records of Planning & Building Regulation applications since 1948 as well as details of current applications awaiting a decision.
From the 1st April 2012the South Downs National Park will take over responsibility for all Planning Matters for all properties and land that falls within the South Downs National Park boundary (see www.southdowns.gov.uk/communities/do-i-live-in-the-national-park/)
Arun District Council will continue to hold all Planning related records from 1948 up to 31st March 2012, and the South Downs National Park will hold details of planning history from this date. This means that customers wishing to view full Planning History for a property within the South Downs National Park will need to inspect both Arun District Council and South Downs National Park websites.
The South Downs National park website can be found at: www.southdowns.gov.uk/planning/view-planning-applications
Arun District council will continue to be responsible for all Building Control matters and will hold records from 1948 onwards
Please be aware that the records are only as up to date and as accurate as the information we have entered onto the data base. There will always be a delay between us receiving an application and it appearing on this web site. Care must be taken when searching for information as the system will only match your search criteria and the information may be held under a different description. In some cases it may be necessary to visit the office to ensure that you have the full site history.
Planning applications received after 1st November 2005 can be viewed online. It is also possible to view decision notices on all planning applications from May 1992 to date.
Arun District Council makes every effort to maintain the accuracy of the information on this website but cannot accept responsibility for and disclaims all responsibility for any loss or damage which may arise from the use of the information provided.
NOTE: The web pages will be unavailable between 2am and 2.30am everyday for backups.
Arun District Council publishes documents that are submitted by applicants as part of planning applications but we have no control over the fact that they may contain links within them to other organisations. Please be aware that if you click on a link, you may be taken to sites that are nothing to do with Arun District Council and that Arun District Council is not promoting or in any way recommending the services or products that these may well be advertising or promoting.
Access the Post 1987 Application Search (1987 onwards)
Access the Full Site History Search (goes back to 1948)
Guidance on using the system
Calculating fees for Planning and Building Control applications. External link to the Planning Portal
Quick Reference Guide [pdf] 144KB to using the plan viewer (how to move images, magnify and scale or measure).
Copyright Acts (Section 47, Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988) and how it applies to the re-use of information.
If you are experiencing problems accessing our system please view our Tips to resolve problems [pdf] 74KB which should help you.