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Track, inspect and comment on an application

Applications for planning permission, listed building consent and conservation area consent can be inspected and commented on in a number of different ways.


Use our online system (Public Access) to search for, track and comment on planning applications. 

The Council aims to have all application documentation available online within 5 days of the receipt of a valid application.

To comment on a planning application online you must:

  •  register with the system.
  • make your comment during the consultation period.

Tracking applications Online
Click here to download a guide to tracking applications online

User Guide
Click here to download Public Access user guide


All comments made will be displayed on the application and can be viewed by others.  The Council will not acknowledge any representations received, or advise of the decision in writing.  You can view your representations and the decision on line at

As you enter the Public Access system you are assumed to be aware of and accepted the:-

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Search for an application online.

In Person

All applications, for planning permission, listed building consent and conservation area consent can also be viewed by visiting the Customer Service Centres in;

  • The Guildhall, High Street, Newcastle, ST5 1PW,  or
  • The Town Hall, Liverpool Road, Kidsgrove.

at any time between the hours of 9am to 5pm on weekdays.

Email / Post

Representations can be made on all applications for planning permission, listed building consent and conservation area consent either by:

Development Management Service, Directorate of Regeneration and Development, Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council, Civic Offices, Merrial Street, Newcastle, ST5 2AG.

Please include the application reference number in all correspondence to ensure that your comments are taken into consideration in the determination of the relevant application (the reference number can be obtained on the website using this link).

Please Note

All representations should be submitted by a specified date which can be found using this link, finding the relevant application and clicking upon the tab titled ‘Important Dates’.  The relevant date is the ‘Overall Expiry’ date.  Please note that you will not be able to comment on an application using the ‘submit comments’ tab, referred to above, after the overall expiry date. 

Please bear in mind that any communication you send will be open to inspection by, and may be copied to, other parties.  Any communication received concerning this application will be displayed on the internet. You may wish to avoid unnecessary publication of your personal details by sending your representations as attachments when corresponding by email, but you will need to include your name and address.

If a decision has already been made on an application, your comments cannot be taken into consideration, no matter how relevant to its determination.  A decision can be made at any time after the overall expiry date and it is therefore very important that your representations are received by that date.

Copyright and terms and conditions

Plans, drawings and material submitted to the council are protected by the copyright acts (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.

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