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We are currently undertaking a major upgrade to our planning application data handling system.  

At the beginning of the month, we notified you about the project we are undertaking to update our planning application IT handling system.

I am pleased to say we are well underway however, as often happens with projects of this scale, progress has been delayed by some unforeseen factors.  This means that the timetable has been revised where the system changeover is now scheduled to take place between 13 and 30 September 2022 – two weeks later than anticipated. During this time the planning team will continue to work on applications, however no decisions will be issued during this period and no new information or documents can be loaded onto our website.

The following services will be disrupted between 13 and 30 September:

  • processing planning applications; including discharge of conditions and non-material amendment applications
  • enforcement complaints
  • tree work applications
  • commenting on applications

We will be continuing to process applications that are currently in the system. There may be some unavoidable delays during the change over to the new system.

FAQS

Can I search for a planning application?

  • Yes for any applications registered up to the 13 September. No new application will be registered between 13 and 30 September.

Can I submit a planning application?

  • Yes you can via the planning portal – however this will not be downloaded from the planning portal until after 30 September to start the validation process. We would prefer you did not add a new application to the planning portal until after 30 September, if possible. Please contact the planning department before submitting a prior notification or prior approval from the 26 August.

Can I comment on an application?

  • Yes, please comment through our website using the same form as before. However, any comments made between 13 and 30 September will not be shown online until after the system upgrade, your comments will be considered by a planning officer. Please bear in mind there may be a delay in uploading your comments after the system upload.

Can I submit an enforcement enquiry?

  • Yes, please submit your enquiry through our website using the same form as before. However, any enquiries made between 13 and 30 September will not be able to be registered until after the system upgrade.

I have a live application how will this be affected?

  • Your planning officer will be in contact with you or your agent directly if your case will be affected by this system upgrade.

I have a live enforcement complaint how will this be affected?

  • Your planning officer will be in contact with you or your agent directly if your case will be affected by this system upgrade.

The planning team will be doing our best to ensure the disruption is kept to a minimum.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your patience during this time.

How to search for an application

Use the form below to search for an application. As search information must match our records exactly to bring up a result, it is often best to search using the planning application code (e.g. 17/0001). If the application code is not available to you then search using a key part of the address (e.g. for 34 Fore Street, search 'Fore Street') together with the parish.

Alternatively you can search for a planning application using our Interactive Planning Map.

Commenting on a planning application

To comment on a planning application, search for the case you wish to comment on and then click on ‘Comment on application’ and complete the form.

You must include a name and address. Anonymous comments will not be taken into account.

You should not include any personal data about yourself that you would not wish to appear online.  You should also not include any personal information about any other individual, or anything that could be considered offensive, defamatory or discriminatory.  Any comments should focus on relevant planning issues, not personal circumstances.

You are responsible for any statements that you make, and any content that is considered to be unacceptable will not be uploaded or will be removed.

Please note that under the terms of the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985, any correspondence on a planning application file can be made available to the applicant or other members of the public via the website.

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Planning Alert System

You can now subscribe to receive email alerts for when a new planning application is registered by the Authority. You have the ability to define your search area either by address, parish, area or the whole national park.  Alerts are sent on a weekly basis and will contain a link to the planning documents area of our website.  You can unsubscribe at any time.

Availability of documents

We aim to publish new planning applications on the online planning service, including the plans and documents associated with these applications within five working days of registering the application.

We are not able to guarantee that the electronic file record at every stage in the process is a full record of all application documents. This is because documents may be received in many different ways and formats, and at different stages in the process. There will therefore be
occasions where not all the documents will be available to view through the website.

If a particular document you are looking for is not displayed, you may wish to try a few days later.

Please be aware some application files may be large, and so cannot be viewed as a whole document. In these cases you can view the information by selecting the thumbnails option instead of the whole document.

Having problems?

If you experience any problems please email planning@dartmoor.gov.uk, including as much information as possible, including the planning application number.

To view the electronic documents on the planning case files, your computer must be able to open PDF files.  If you have any difficulty viewing the documents the Adobe Acrobat Reader can be freely downloaded from: https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/