PLEASE NOTE: Essential maintenance is being carried out to the planning, building control and local land charges database for the week commencing 12 April 2021 through to 16 April 2021.
During this time there will be no public or staff access to any records held within this database, and it will not be possible to carry out any of the following tasks via the Arun website:
If you have an urgent building control inspection during this period, you will need to know the exact reference number, site location, and nature of the works before making contact with building control. However, you are advised to book inspections before or after the week commencing 12 April 2021.
All other aspects of planning, building control and local land charges will be limited during this week and you are strongly advised to contact the individual departments before 12 April 2021 for specific restrictions during this time.The publicity and consultation period for all planning applications that fall over this week will be extended by a further week to ensure no one is disadvantaged.
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 www.planningportal.co.uk . Comments on planning applications must be made on the online by searching for the application on the website and entering a comment https://www.arun.gov.uk/weekly-lists , compliance complaints must be made on the online form https://www.arun.gov.uk/planning-compliance 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
Please view our Online Planning Guide which contains useful information on the planning process.
Local planning applications finder
We now have a tool which lets you find recent planning applications near any property in the Arun district. The service is available below. Please note that the planning finder may not show a complete list as there will always be a delay between the application being received and it being accepted as a valid planning application and plotted onto the mapping layer. You must always check the published planning weekly lists on our web site https://www.arun.gov.uk/weekly-lists or in the West Sussex Gazette. Arun District Council makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of information held on this planning finder 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.
If you require definitive information, customers are always encouraged to carry out a Local Land Charges Search. For further information on Land Charges go to https://www.arun.gov.uk/local-land-charges
Application Search Post 1987 & Weekly Lists
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.