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Public Access

Search for, view and comment on planning applications with our Public Access website.

You can use the site at your local library and at the main reception at our office at Quadrant East.

Using Public Access

Public Access allows you to:

  • search for planning applications (constantly updated each week)
  • view associated documents, plans, application forms and decision documents relating to an application
  • comment about applications
  • check planning application progress
  • view planning appeals and enforcement cases
  • view property details

If you register as a user you can take advantage of additional features which will allow you to:

  • track applications
  • save searches
  • get automatic updates

Comment on applications

Any written comments you make in relation to an application, by law, must be placed on the public application file.  This means that your comments, your name and address will form part of the planning application documents.

Your comments will be published on our website (via public access).  Prior to publishing online we will remove your name, any signature, email address, telephone number and any other personal information (this does not include your address).  However, please ensure that you do not enter any of your personal information within the ‘Your Comments’ box when submitting your comments online, as this may result in your details appearing in the public domain without our knowledge.

Please note: Anonymous comments will not be taken into consideration, so please state your name, address and postcode.  Your comments cannot be kept as confidential.

You must not make comments that could be viewed as defamatory or prejudicial. We will not publish these comments and they could result in action being taken against you.

North Tyneside Council
Planning Department
First Floor Left
Quadrant East
The Silverlink North
Cobalt Business Park
North Tyneside
NE27 0BY

We accept comments up to the point when the application is determined, but it is best to submit comments as early as possible. We will not determine the application before the end of the publicity period.  Any parties consulted will have a minimum of 21 days from date of consultation to respond. Details of publicity and consultation can be viewed on the web site.

If a householder planning application is refused and subsequently goes to appeal, any representations which have been made about the application will be forwarded to the Secretary of State and there will be no opportunity to make further representations.


We make every effort to make sure inofrmation on the site is accurate but it shouldn't be used as a substitute for carrying out a formal 'Land Charge Search'. Public Access provides details of planning applications from 1974 onwards and copies of submitted applications from November 2005.

Plans and applications are often amended. Please remember that if you print off a map there may be a newer version available at a later date.

At present the system does not allow searches to be carried out using multiple addresses or 'Land at...' such as 1-3 High Street.

Users will need to identify and search all of the properties / land parcels individually (i.e. 1 High Street, 2 High Street, 3 High Street etc) to make sure that the entire history is revealed. If you'd like a full planning history of the site please contact us. There may be a charge for this.

Statutory Notices

Statutory notices are public notices which are produced and displayed in local newspapers and on site in relation to planning applications. 

You can view these notices here.

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