Terms and Conditions - Planning Application Database
No responsibility will be taken for any error or omissions in the planning information obtained from the Public Access website. The planning information contained does not in any way constitute notification of a planning decision, and as such any actions taken as a result of information displayed on the website are undertaken entirely at the viewer’s own risk.
Lewes District Council will not accept any liability in respect of any loss, damage or injury (financial, contractual or otherwise) sustained as a result or allegedly as a result of reliance thereon.
If you have any reason to suspect the information is incorrect or require further details regarding the information, please contact us immediately so the matter can be investigated and any corrections made as soon as reasonably practical.
Currency of Information
Our website lists basic textual and spatial information on all planning/planning appeal applications back to 1948. More detailed information is contained in applications received after 1992. Applications received after March 2006 have been processed using our database planning system and should contain complete planning information.
Enforcement records are current from March 2006, however all served notices since 1973 are included.
All of our spatial holdings are subject to the Ordnance Survey’s Positional Accuracy Improvement (PAI) Programme. We have used a specialist PAI correction programme to adjust all of our planning spatial records to post-PAI mapping.
However some records may still be affected by a level of PAI inaccuracy and users should take this fact into account whilst performing any map based searches. All inaccuracies found should be reported to our GIS Officer.
The online planning records must not be used as a substitute for carrying out a formal Local Land Charge Search.
Similarly any boundaries shown on the Ordnance Survey mapping and implied through planning applications do not necessarily relate to land ownership. We do not hold records of private land. All queries related to land ownership should be directed to HM Land Registry.
Representations submitted via the Public Access website using the comments facility will be made publicly available. This includes to the applicant and their agent. Any confidential representations cannot be taken into account. We reserve the right to remove offensive, abusive or racist comments made upon planning applications.
Comments made on planning applications are regarded as forming part of the statutory register. As such, it’s our duty to make this information available for public inspection in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Access to Information Act (1985)
We publish letters received in connection with a planning application on this website and make copies available on the case file. We will make every effort to remove personal details such as telephone numbers, email addresses and signatures prior to the information appearing on this website, although wherever possible, please do not include these details.
When sending your comments you confirm you agree to this and accept legal responsibility for your comments. We are unable to prevent people using this website for direct mailing purposes therefore you should check if you or your appointed agent have registered your name, address, telephone and or fax information with Mailing Preference Services. Telephone Preference Services and Fax Preference Services.
Plans, drawings and material submitted to us are protected by the Copyright Acts (Section 47, 1988 Act). You may only use the 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 prior permission of the copyright owner.
Mapping products used by this website are reproduced from Ordnance Survey material with the permission of Ordnance Survey on behalf of the controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office © Crown copyright. Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings. 100019275. 2009. If you wish to licence mapping products for your own use, please contact the Ordnance Survey.
We retains copyright to all original material used on this website. The Public Access software is provided by the IDOX Group (formally CAPS Solutions Ltd) who maintains copyright over the site’s design and software.
Licence Agreement For Access To National And/Or Authority Datasets
Terms and conditions on which we will provide you with access to the datasets created by Local Government Information House Limited (National Datasets) and/or the datasets compiled and maintained by Lewes District Council (Authority Datasets) associated with the use of the National Land and Property Gazetteer and the National Street Gazetteer.
The National and/or Authority datasets are associated with the use of the National Land and Property Gazetteer and the National Street Gazetteer. Information displayed throughout the website is extracted from a copyright work owned by the Local Government Information House Limited and the Authority.
A single screen print of the results of a search of the National and/or Authority datasets is permitted for your own use.
You may not extract or re-utilise information derived from the National and/or Authority Datasets and/or any copies of such information (whether electronic or in hard copy format) for any commercial or business purpose including but not limited to, trading, building commercial databases, reselling or redistribution of such information.
You are not permitted to modify, adapt, arrange, alter, adjust or make any additions to any information derived from the National and/or Authority Datasets, nor are you permitted to combine such information with other mapping, data or other information, including for the avoidance of doubt, other such information derived from this Website.
Save as permitted by clause 2 above, the reproduction, copying, downloading, storage, recording, broadcasting, retransmission, distribution, decompilation, reverse-engineering or disassembly of any part of this website is not permitted without our prior written consent.
It is your responsibility to ensure that any information derived from the National and/or Authority Datasets is not made available, either in electronic unencrypted form or in hard copy format, to any third party that may attempt to use the map in contravention of these terms and conditions.
You must inform us immediately if you become aware of a third party using information derived from the National and/or Authority Datasets in contravention of these terms and conditions or of any infringement of trade marks located on the website.
We shall have no liability to any person or organisation in respect of any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly from the use of the information contained on this website.
We take every reasonable effort to ensure that information contained on this website is as accurate as possible. However, the services featured on this website are provided “as is”, and all warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded. We shall not be liable to you for any indirect or consequential loss (whether for loss of profit, loss of business, depletion of goodwill or otherwise), costs, expense or other claims for consequential compensation whatsoever (howsoever caused) which arise out or in conjunction with you use of the website.