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Corruption of Documents

Please note that some documents on Planning Online currently appear to be corrupted. This problem is due to a temporary internal technical issue and seems to be affecting Decision Notices and some other documents. The matter is with our system developers and we have asked them to make solving this matter a priority. Until the problem is fixed please contact us on the contact details at the bottom of this page if you will need us to send you copies of any documents that are being affected by this problem. We hope that this issue will be resolved very soon and apologise for any inconvenience that it may have caused.

Information on Planning Online

This information has been designed to help you get the most out of our search facilities and the information we hold for public view (from 1980 onwards).
Please note that for older records of planning applications please contact the Land Charges team. The online planning history contained within the website must not be used as a substitute for carrying out a formal 'Land Charge Search'. No responsibility will be taken for any errors or omissions in the planning history information obtained from this website. Similarly the information contained within this website does not constitute in any way a formal notification of a planning decision and, as such any actions taken as a result of information displayed on the site are undertaken entirely at the viewer's own risk.
Please note that Torbay Council cannot guarantee that this section of the website will always be available due to the need for essential maintenance.
For guidance on making a comment about a planning application, including what constitutes reasonable grounds for objection, please visit our 'Commenting on a Planning Application' page.

Problems Registering

Please note that any emails from Planning Online may arrive in your email box as spam and you may need to check your spam box for these items. This applies particularly to web-based email accounts.
If you have had problems receiving emails from our system then please note:
If your ‘spam’ settings are set very high it may mean that your email in-box is not allowing emails from our system to arrive with you. Also, if you have a ‘safe-sender’ option you may wish to add to your list, thus allowing any emails from our system to arrive in your mailbox rather than your junk-mail/spam box.

Screening and Scoping Opinions

A request for a screening opinion is a request for the Local Planning Authority (LPA) to undertake a technical and factual assessment of whether a development proposal needs and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) which would be considered as part of the planning application, this being generally dependent on the scale and sensitivity of the site involved.
A request for a scoping opinion is a request for the LPA to provide a report detailing what should be included in the EIA.
The requests appear on our Planning Online database for information purposes only. As neither of these requests are formal applications for planning permission they are not subject to the same consultation process and, therefore, provision is not normally made for public consultation.

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Search Guide

Please note application numbers should be entered in the following formats:
Planning applicationsP/2009/1234
Details of Enforcement notices served2009/1234/EN
Applications for works to treesAT/2009/1234

Submitting a comment about an application

You can use our website to comment on current applications. By law, all comments received must be open to public inspection and display the commentor's name and address. However only comments relating to planning issues will be taken into account. Any inappropriate comments or comments of a defamatory nature are likely to be removed from the website without prior notice.
If you use our website to submit a comment on an application you can request an email confirming your comments. Unfortunately due to the volume of comments received we cannot extend this to those submitted by post.
Comments can be displayed by clicking the Comments tab (see image below)
Any comments regarding an application should be submitted by the 'Latest Site Notice Expiry Date' (see image below), as the decision can be issued from this date onwards. Should you wish to comment after this date, please contact the relevant case officer.
Please also note that comments appearing online will not include personal email addresses, telephone numbers or signatures.

Applications referred to the Development Management Committee

Some applications will be determined by the Development Management Committee. An application’s Committee date, if applicable, is shown under Important Dates (see image below). Information about which applications are to be considered at the next Development Management Committee Meetings can also be found online.
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Drawings and Documents

Drawings and documents can be large files and may take some time to download depending on your connection speed. The quality of the image depends on the quality of the original submission.
Whilst all plans and drawings on this website are scans of scaled originals, the images will not appear at any particular scale on your computer screen. Figured dimensions, where they appear, are the only indications of measurements on these images.Information on how to measure drawings online is available in our User's Guide, located in the 'Related Documents' section of this page.
Plans, drawings and material submitted to the Council may be protected by copyright. Using the information on this site for purposes other than those specified in S.47 of the Copyright Design and Patents Act 1988 may amount to a breach of copyright.

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