Application Search Post 1987 & Weekly Lists
Our online system (Ocella) will be upgraded over the 8th & 9th September 2015, This will affect the majority of our services.
The system is Scheduled to be back up and running by the 10th September 2015.
You will be unable to submit any type of application during this time.
Viewing the latest planning applications & making comments
This search facility links directly to Arun District Council's Planning database and is a register of planning applications received since 1987. This search facility is best used to search for applications when you know the reference number or you are looking for applications received or decided between certain dates. In addition to giving the basic application details, you can make comments on most undecided applications and the following documentation can be viewed:
- Planning Decisions since May 1992 to date
- Application Forms and Plans since 1st November 2005 to date
- Representations since 1st June 2012 to date
PLEASE ALSO READ THE INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE ACCESSING THE RECORDS
As the above facility only includes planning applications received post 1987, it would be best to use the Site Search facility for a full site history as this will show all applications linked to a site/address. If you wish to search for Building Regulation applications you must use the Building Control Tracker.
From 1 April 2012 the South Downs National Park Authority has been responsible for all planning matters that fall within the National Park boundary so you will need to refer to their website to view planning applications and planning history since this date. For further information and to check whether your property lies within the National Park Boundary please see South Downs National Park. Please note that Arun District Council will continue to be responsible for all Building Control throughout the District regardless of whether it lies with the National Park.
Making comments on planning applications
Information on how to make comments using the above facility can be found on the making comments on planning applications page.
Planning weekly lists
As well as using the search facility above to search between the dates of your choice, every Friday we publish a Weekly List of Planning Applications which contains details of all planning applications received and decisions made in the previous week. On the applications where we are inviting public comment, you are able to click on the reference number to view the details and make your comments. On all other types of application you will only be able to view the documents relating to the application.
General information & help
These web pages will be unavailable between 1.00 am and 1.15 am and 6.55am and 7.30am everyday for backups. If you are experiencing problems accessing our system please view our Tips To Resolve Problems.pdf [pdf] 74KB which should help you.
Using the planning application search
Please bear in mind that when you search, the system can only return the data you have asked it to search for. Extra care should be taken when entering addresses and descriptions as our records may be held slightly differently. For example a site may be known as "land rear of" or there may be a house name. If this is not included in the search field it will not be found. The system is only as up to date as our live data base, and there will always be a delay between an application being received in the office and it appearing on the data base. In some cases it may be necessary to visit the office to ensure you have a full site history and customers are always encouraged to carry out a formal Local Land Charge Search.
Viewing Plans Online
Copyright Act (Section 47, Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988) and how it applies to the re-use of information.