Planning Application Search

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 application


Please Note

We apologise that the planning pages on the website are not consistently updating automatically. This is a technical problem and our IT team are working on a solution.

Unfortunately, this means that at times applications are not being updated as quickly as we would like as manual updates need to be applied. We appreciate that this is inconvenient as we have all come to rely on up-to-the minute web site information. All documents are available for inspection at Exmoor House or can be emailed to you upon request.  We are seeking to resolve this issue as a matter of urgency.  If you have any concerns regarding this situation please email

With regard to applications 62/50/16/001 – 005 we are aware that due to this technical issue the documents are no longer appearing in the date they were originally uploaded to the website (prior to 8th March 2016). All documents from 8 March 2016 onwards will appear in chronological order with the most recent at the top.

Thank you for your patience while we address these issues.

Weekly Lists

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

Any person or organisation that wishes to make representations about any of the applications should use the comment box associated with each individual application, send an e-mail direct to quoting the application reference number or write to the Planning Section, Exmoor National Park Authority, Exmoor House, Dulverton, TA22 9HL. Any representations should include a name and address and be received within the period for comment.

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.

Planning applications, enforcement register, appeals, associated files and maps are updated every night, giving you the latest information we have.

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. Planning policies 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 the Authority Committee during monthly meetings, 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 (approximately 90% of applications).