This Search Facility enables you to :

* View a list of Devon planning applications and their accompanying plans and documents submitted since 1948. 
* View a list of Somerset planning applications and their accompanying plans and documents submitted between 1948 – 1963 and 2006-present.  Please note that applications logged between 1962-2005 are currently being scanned and the website is updated on a daily basis. 

* Monitor the progress of all live applications from the date of registration through to the date of the decision notice 

* View a record of all applications determined by the Authority since January 2003 

* Submit your comments electronically about individual applications


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 To view details of all applications received by the Authority on a weekly basis since January 2005, please select a date from the list and click the "view" button. Individual applications are added to the system on a daily basis and will build to form the weekly list which is published each Friday

Whilst all plans and drawings on this website are scans of scaled originals, the images will not appear at any particular scale on your computer screen. Figured dimensions, where they appear, are the only indications of measurements on these images.

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Planning applications, enforcement register, appeals, associated files and maps get updated every night, giving you the latest information we have. Please Note (Feb 15): We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties with our system's ability to automatically update and display applications. Therefore you may find that a small number of applications and/or their accompanying plans and documents do not appear available at present. We are working to resolve this issue but in the meantime you can contact us on 01398 323665 for more information about any application not available online.We apologise for any inconvenience.

Copyright Notice
Plans, drawings and material submitted to the Council are protected by the Copyright Acts (Section 47, 1988 Act). You may only use 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 the prior permission of the copyright owner.


All planning applications for the development or change of use of land within the National Park are determined by the Exmoor National Park Authority at our offices in Dulverton. Planning laws are there to ensure that the development needs of the National Park communities are met in ways which do not harm the special landscape qualities of Exmoor or the public enjoyment or understanding of those qualities.

The most sensitive or contentious applications are determined by Members during monthly meetings of the Authority, having received recommendations from planning officers to assist them in their deliberations. Most applications which are of a minor nature are however, delegated to the National Park Officer for determination (approx 75% of applications).

When a planning application is received, the Authority seeks the views of local residents, the Parish/Town and District Councils and others as appropriate, e.g. the Highway Authorities, Environment Agency, water companies and specialists employed by the National Park Authority such as ecologist, historic buildings officer and landscape officer.

If you wish to submit a representation on a planning application by Email please send it to

The Authority also has a Planning Monitor Officer whose main task is to monitor developments to ensure that they comply with the terms of any approval given unauthorised breaches of planning control that maybe reported to the Authority are investigated by the Special Duties Officer (Planning Enforcement) who successfully resolves breaches through negotiation without the need for formal enforcement action in most cases.

For more general Planning information visit the Planning Portal:

How to apply for planning permission
Whether planning permission is needed
How to make an appeal  

You can use the tools and information on this site to find out about planning in your area and what development you can perform around your house.

The Portal's services also let you apply for planning permission electronically as well as submit and track an appeal online.