Public Access website for planning

What you can do on the Public Access for planning website and how to use it to view and comment on applications .

Step 1 - About Public Access

Public Access allows you to:

  • view details of planning applications, appeals and enforcements
  • view associated documents including plans, application forms, comments, consultation responses and decision documents
  • search a constantly updated list of applications
  • register and receive e-mail notifications of new and decided planning applications within a chosen area
  • submit comments about an application


Learn how to use Public Access

Public Access Terms of Use

Please read the following and tick the box to agree to the terms and conditions. You will then be taken to the Public Access site.

To view this website you must have JavaScript enabled and be able to accept cookies from this website. Without JavaScript or cookies enabled certain areas of this website will not function correctly. Public Access is best viewed using Internet Explorer version 5.5 and upwards.

Certain parts of the site may not function correctly in other browsers.

The submission of comments

The submission of comments for a planning application will need to be done using Public Access. In order to do this you will first need to register and create an account.  Learn how to use Public Access.

Responses will be published on the council’s website, and will be open for viewing by members of the public. Learn more about commenting and the reporting of defamatory material.

Online Feedback

If you have encountered problems with the planning website such as missing documents or broken links - please let us know by using the online feedback form.  

Important – Copyright Notice

Planning application information submitted to the Council is 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. If you link to ”Public Access” you have acknowledged that you have read, understood and agree to the copyright and other limitations.


The service continues to be developed, but at the present time no constraint information and only some associated documents, plans and decision notices are available online. The online planning history contained within the site at present is incomplete and should not be relied upon in connection with a property transaction.

Anyone wishing to obtain planning information for this purpose are advised to carry out a local land charges search through the council's Land Charges Section or the National Land Information Service (NLIS) using one of the licensed channels.

No responsibility will be taken for any errors or omissions in the planning history information obtained from "Public Access".

Similarly, the information contained with "Public Access" does not constitute in any way a formal notification of a planning decision, and as such any actions taken as a result of information displayed on the site are undertaken entirely at the viewer’s own risk.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council reserve the right to remove or not display certain planning application information for confidentiality or other reasons.

Ordnance Survey Public Service Mapping Agreement (PSMA)

PSMA mapping included within this website is provided by East Riding of Yorkshire Council under licence from the Ordnance Survey. ©Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey 100023383.

Use of mapping data is subject to the following Ordnance Survey terms and conditions:
i)  You are granted a non-exclusive, royalty free, revocable licence solely to view the Licensed Data for non-commercial purposes for the period during which East Riding of Yorkshire Council makes it available;
ii)  You are not permitted to copy, sub-license, distribute, sell or otherwise make available the Licensed Data to third parties in any form; and
iii)  Third party rights to enforce the terms of this licence shall be reserved to Ordnance Survey.

Persons viewing this mapping should contact Ordnance Survey for advice where they wish to licence Ordnance Surveymapping/map data for their own use.
For more information on PSMA licensing please visit the Ordnance Survey PSMA licencing page.

Ordnance Survey OpenData™

The Council also uses maps provided under the Ordnance Survey OpenData™ licence. For more information on the mapping datasets covered by the OS OpenData™ licence, and their usage restrictions, please visit OS OpenData™page.

Step 3 - Enter Public Access website

Using the online planning system on a mobile device

Following a recent software upgrade, if you already have an existing Public Access account and have not logged in since February 2019 you will need to log in on a PC or laptop prior to using a mobile device, otherwise you will receive a 'Server error' message.  This has been logged with our software suppliers.

Enter the Public Access website 

Please note: by selecting the link above you agree to the ' Public Access Terms of Use'