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View and comment on planning applications


Search for planning application information. View the current status of any application and comments / objections submitted. Post comments or objections online, or to the case officer, if the consultation period is open.

Most planning applications can now be viewed using our County Durham planning applications system.

Historic applications

Historic planning applications (before 14 February 2014) for the former Sedgefield and former County Matter applications are currently being transferred to the single system and will not be available until late December 2014. Until then please use the following links to search for application history in these areas:

Using the system - when do you need to register?

You don't need to register to view applications, but registration is required to do the following:

  • Make a comment about an application.
  • Receive email notifications of new planning applications based on your search criteria.
  • Use the system to track individual application progress
  • Obtain information about applications in individual Wards or Parishes

Advice on how to register and use the advanced features of 'Public Access' is available in our Durham Planning Public Access User Guide (PDF, 786kb).

Making a comment

If you do want to make a comment please ensure you're aware of our moderation policy.