Viewing planning applications

If you want to view and comment on planning applications you can do so online by visiting the Planning Application Information Online.

You can:

  • view current and historic planning applications by using a keyword, reference number, postcode or single line of an address
  • comment on any current planning application
  • register so that you can track applications, save searches and get email notifications

Search planning applications

To comment on applications or to receive email notifications, you will need to register your details and follow the User Guide. You can view applications submitted since January 1977, details of enforcement enquiries received and any appeals made against decisions made on planning applications and enforcement cases.

User guide and additional information

Accessing Planning  Applications Online user guide (PDF)*

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At a glance

Features This means that you can… What you have to do…
Simple Search Search by keyword(s), this can be application number, part of an address, postcode, or proposal description. Enter easy search terms to view a list that you can sort to find the application you are looking for.
Advanced Search Find several applications that have something in common, such as Ward, Decision or Application Type. Enter a range of search terms, sort the results and select the application you are looking for.
Map search View applications on a map with the option to zoom in and out. You can identify the application reference, and summary details are given on the screen. Select the area and time period for your application search and use the Zoom in/out, to move into your selected area on the map and find the application you are looking for.
Property Search Find out what is happening at a particular address. Enter part of an address or use the A to Z Street Search option for a listing and then select the address required.
View Planning lists View validated or determining applications over a certain period of time and/or within a certain Ward. Select Weekly or Monthly lists and the options you would like to see.
Registration ­ optional Utilise the next three options by Registering your details. In doing so you can opt to receive email notifications on applications. Register your details and create your own personal profile then validate when your confirmation e-mail arrives. Log in on future visits.
Comment online Comment on current planning applications in the London Borough of Bexley. Select “Make a Public Comment” and complete details as requested (please supply your name and full address) and submit.
Save searches Save time when you next visit the site. Select “Save Search” and complete details as requested to save your searches for specific properties or areas.
Track applications Keep up-to-date with what is happening to your own application or ones that interest you with e­ mail alerts. To track applications, select “Track” for any applications that interest you and then they will appear in your profile each time you log on.

Written representations on a planning application are available to be viewed on request for a delegated decision once the decision has been issued or for a Committee decision when the item is placed on the Committee agenda. Where representations are requested to be viewed they may be redacted to address GDPR and other requirements.

Data protection

London Borough of Bexley seeks to comply with all statutory requirements including the GDPR in all its transactions. The information it publishes on its websites is up to date and accurate. However, the information on these websites does not constitute legal or professional advice and the Council cannot accept any liability for any loss arising in any way whatsoever out of the use of its sites. The Council cannot be held responsible for the data policies, procedures or contents of any other websites referenced by or linked to from its own websites.

Copyright notice

Plans, drawings and material submitted to the Council are protected by the Copyrights Act (Section 47, 1988 Act). 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 the prior permission of the copyright owner.

Maps supplied by the Ordnance Survey are published under their conditions for 'Business Use Publishing'. All rights reserved. Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.

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Service availability

The Planning Application Information Online service is normally available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except for periods set aside for system maintenance which will usually take place between 3am and 5am.