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Lewes District Council
Southover House
Southover Road
East Sussex

Tel: 01273 484420


Fax: 01273 484452

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Planning Application Search

Search for detailed records of planning applications and appeals within the district and submit comments on those pending a decision.

We hold an online database of planning files. Detailed records are available for applications received after March 2006, with limited records available from 1948.  Many of our files have been digitised and can be made available online by request.

All Planning applications received after 1st April 2012 that are within the National Park (SDNPA), are only available to view on the SDNPA website. We continue to process the applications but they no longer appear on our website.

Our Planning Public Access system enables you to monitor the progress of an application, submit comments and view attached documents.

For details of how to Create an Account, Customise Searches and Track Applications please refer to these notes
PDF Guidance Notes for Planning Public Access (1.03mb)

The system is also unavailable between 12am and 4:30am daily for maintenance reasons.

Please note that the 'Comments' tab, that displays once you have searched for an application, does not contain all the comments that have been received. However all comments and documents associated with the application are available to view by selecting the 'Documents' tab and 'View Associated Documents'. Please ensure you have 'Pop-ups' allowed for the webpage. If the status of 'Consultee Comments' states 'Comment not available for publication' this means that we have not yet received any comments from that consultee.

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