Online planning register
Last updated: 07/03/2014
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You can use the online
planning register to view and comment on current planning
applications and their supporting plans and documents.
Most archived planning application data and some archived
documents are available to view, depending on the information
transferred from the previous County/District authorities.
Applications that are withdrawn are no longer available to
view and applications found to be invalid after registration will
be removed from the web-site until the information required has
You can also comment to support or object to any
application that's currently open for consultation. You can
search for applications using the application number or part
of the address.
The online planning register will be unavailable at the
following times for essential maintenance, apologies for any
- Friday 7 March 10pm - 12am
- Saturday 8 March 10pm - 12am
There's more on how the process works, what is suitable to
include in comments and when they can be submitted, and the grounds
for objection on our how
to respond to planning applications page.
Pre-application planning enquiry
details are now available to view via the
online planning register, they are likely to contain minimal
information because of their early, preliminary status.
Pre-application enquires are distinguished by a suffix to their
reference number e.g. PA12/016573/PREAPP.
You can also request email notifications for applications
and enquiries in your area or other applications you are
interested in. These will alert you as the applications
progress through the planning system.
You can also view applications and supporting plans at an office
near you, please contact us using the details on the right to
Commenting on a planning application
You must include your name and address with your comments.
We can't accept confidential or anonymous
comments. If you need to include information that
shouldn’t be public, please make sure you highlight this at the
beginning of your letter and we will remove it before the letter
is published (paper or email letters only).
We will note all comments and make them available at our Council
offices and post them on our website, where they will be available
for the public and the applicant to view. This may include
your name and address. Please don’t include any other
personal information in your comments. You are responsible for any
statements you make, so please ensure your comments aren’t
offensive, inflammatory or libellous. If they are, we will
remove them in line with our website terms
of use. Views expressed by third parties on our website
are not the views of Cornwall Council.
We can’t respond to individual comments, but you can track the
progress of the planning application via the planning
register. If you don’t have a computer at home, you can use a
computer in one of our libraries or one stop shops.
How to comment online
You must register as a user to comment on planning applications
via the online planning register. If you haven’t already registered
or logged in, you will be prompted to before you can leave your
comments. If your comments are lengthy then we advise you to
type them into a word processor first and then paste them into
the comments form.
If you are having any problems commenting online or need further
help, please contact us using the details on the right of this
Other ways to comment
You can also email your comments using the address on the right
of this page or comment by letter by writing to your local area office. We will
obscure your signature when we make your comments available
Frequently Asked Questions