Application Search Post 1987 & Weekly Lists

Until further notice due to the Coronavirus we are unable to accept PAPER planning applications, comments on planning applications, compliance complaints or forms relating to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) as all staff are now working from home. Planning applications must be made electronically via the planning portal . Comments on planning applications must be made on the online by searching for the application on the website and entering a comment , compliance complaints must be made on the online form and the submission of CIL forms (with the exception of CIL Form 1 which must be submitted with the planning application itself) must be sent to

There is currently no change to the Council’s scheme of delegation and some applications will still need to be determined at a Committee meeting. The Council has recently adopted new procedures in line with the Coronavirus Act 2020 to allow for Development Control Committees to be  held ‘virtually’. The Government sent a letter to local councils recently, which is attached here: Chief Planners Newsletter - March 2020.pdf [pdf] 135KB .

We will not issue any delegated officer decision to approve a major application or a minor application where there are a significant number of objections and the Parish/Town Council have not had the opportunity to comment because of the Covid 19 Pandemic until consultation has been carried out with the Chairman of the Development Control Committee and Portfolio Holder for Planning to confirm that they are in agreement that a decision can be issued.

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


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.

Please view our Online Planning Guide which contains useful information on the planning process.


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.

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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
Open the Guide To Viewing Plans [pdf] 144KB for details on how to move images, magnify and scale or measure. Please also note that you need Java installed on your machine to read documents. No documents are published relating to Building Regulation submissions as these are not public documents

Copyright Act (Section 47, Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988) and how it applies to the re-use of information.

The plans, drawings and material have been submitted to Arun District Council in order to apply for planning permission. They are protected by the Copyright Acts (Section 47, Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988). They are being made available to be viewed for consultation purposes only. Copies must not be made without the prior permission of the copyright owner (i.e. the applicants or their agent).


Arun District Council makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of information held 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. No responsibility will be taken for any errors or omissions in the planning history information obtained by customers carrying out their own research on the Arun District Council website. Any actions taken as a result of information displayed on the site are undertaken entirely at the viewer’s own risk.
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 web sites. 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.