View planning applications

Search for a current planning application

Search all current planning applications online

If you are searching by application number, search using the format YY/NNNNN e.g. 13/01234.

If there is only one result to your search, you will be taken straight to the application. If there are many results, you will be given a list. Click on the blue text to go to the application you are interested in.

View a planning decision

To view details of the application including the planning decision, important dates and contact details, click on the planning application link. The summary will show you the planning decision and other information.

To view the documents, click on the documents tab and then on the "view document" link against the relevant document you wish to view.

Inspecting documents from the planning officer's file

If you wish to inspect documents from the planning officer's file, please contact the Planning Department. We require 48 hours' notice as current files are working documents and may be in use by the case officer on site visits.

When is the planning application online service available?

This service is available between 7:30am and 11:00pm. In order for the planning application search facility to be backed up this service is not available outside of these hours.

Documents and file types

Most of the files in the 'Documents' section for each application are Adobe Acrobat .pdf files, or image format such as '.tif' or '.jpg'. Other files may be saved in Microsoft Office formats.

If you do not have software that is capable of reading these files, please try searching on the internet. For example, searching for 'doc reader' will find software that can read Word documents saved on the system.

If you still have problems opening files, please contact us as we might be able to save the file again in a different format or email it to you.

What planning search facility do you use?

The Council uses Idox's Planning Access Module (version 1.7.1) for our planning search facility.

Terms and conditions of use

The plans, drawings and material have been submitted to Braintree District Council in order to apply for planning permission. They are protected by the Copyright Acts (Section 47, Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988). You may only use material which is downloaded and/or printed for consultation purposes, to compare current applications with previous schemes and to check whether developments have been completed in accordance with approved plans. Further copies must not be made without prior permission of the copyright owner (i.e. the applicants or their agent).

Braintree 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.

All electronic documents are in Adobe Acrobat Format. You will require Adobe Acrobat Reader version 6 or above to view the Applications and Plans. This can be downloaded from the Adobe website.