Planning history request

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From 2011, all Cornwall Council planning records are available to view online. Find the records by using the online planning register

Some information from before 2011 is also available online. This includes former District Council records but the amount of information varies by each area.

If you have trouble finding the information, search without the postcode, as some older planning records do not include them.

Planning History Request

If you are looking for planning records from before 2011, you will need to complete a Planning History Request Form.

There is a fee per Planning History Request per site. We aim to provide a response within 10 workings days.  You can find information on fees and ways to pay on our Planning Fees page.


A fee is payable for a Planning History Request irrespective of the amount of information revealed by the search.

Planning records

The Council holds information dating back to 1948.

Permitted Development

Some developments are carried out within this category. They do not need planning permission and there will be no planning record. You can find out more about permitted development on our Do I Need Planning Permission page.

Mundic block

If the purpose of your enquiry is to find out whether a property may have been built using mundic block, please be aware that a planning history search will only provide the date of any planning approval. 

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