Residents

How do I register for notifications on planning applications?

Our Planning and Building Online Register lets you register and receive notifications by email of any new applications received by the Council that meet the criteria of any search you have saved.

Register an account

  • Go to the Registration page or click on the Register button at the top of the Online Register page.
  • Complete the form, providing your name and email address etc.
  • When the registration steps are complete a confirmation email will be sent to the email address provided.
  • Retrieve the email and click on the link provided
  • Log in to the Online Register using your email address and password

Create and save search criteria

To receive notifications you need to specify criteria for the system to check. The following example shows how to save a search that alerts you to all applications received in the parish of Barnack between specified dates.

  • Ensure that you are logged in to the Online Register
  • Click on the Advanced Search tab
  • Select "Barnack" from the drop down list for Parish
  • Enter a date into the "Date Validated" field - you will need to enter a date in the past into this field as the system will not let you save a search unless it has received at least one result.
  • Set a future date into the "to" field - this will be the date that the search ceases to operate on.
  • Click Search
  • On the search results page you should see a "Save Search" button to the top right of the page.
  • Click "Save Search"
  • Edit the search title is necessary
  • Select "Yes" for Notify me via email about new search results.
  • Click Save

Create a map based search

The Online Register also lets you save a search based on an area on the map. To do this:

  • Ensure that you are logged in to the Online Register
  • Click on the Map Search tab
  • Zoom and navigate to the area you wish to use as the centre of you search (unfortunately there is no zoom to property address feature on this map)
  • Click Enable filter
  • Select which layers you wish to display e.g. Planning > Application
  • In the bottom right you can specify the area of search around the centre of the map e.g. 50m, 100m etc.
  • If you click the "show on map" option the area of search will be displayed
  • When you are happy with the area selected click "save a circular search"
  • Edit the search title is necessary
  • Select "Yes" for Notify me via email about new search results.
  • Click Save

Search results are published at 6pm every evening.

You can save multiple searches on the system following the steps above.

Removing a search

To remove a saved search: 

  • Ensure that you are logged in to the Online Register
  • Click on the My Profile tab
  • Select "Saved Searches" from the drop down
  • A list of saves searches will be displayed
  • Click on the red Stop button to delete the search entry

 

 

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