Welcome to Public Access

How to view and comment on planning applications using the Public Access website.

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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

How to use it

Public Access

For the full benefits of Public Access and how to make the most of the system, take a look at the following guide:

Learn how to use Public Access.

For specific help about tracking and notifications, read the following guide:

Public Access guide to tracking applications and receiving notifications (pdf 1.54mb)

Read terms of use

Technical requirements

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 the latest browser. Certain parts of the site may not function correctly in older browsers.

Automated Searches

Automated search processes, automated, application or APIs which are set up for automated searching will be blocked from accessing the website.


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.

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.

Ordnance Survey Public Sector Geospacial Agreement (PSGA)

PSGA 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 Survey mapping/map data for their own use.
For more information on PSGA licensing please visit the Ordnance Survey PSGA 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.

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 orange feedback button attached to the right side of this page.

How to find out about new Planning Applications in your area

The attached document demonstrates how to set up areas of search on the Public Access website to be notified of new planning applications in your area.

Public Access guide to tracking applications and receiving notifications (pdf 1.54mb)

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

Please note: when commenting on an application there is a 30-minute time limit for security reasons. If it is likely to take you longer than this to write your comments, we suggest you type them elsewhere, such as Notepad or Word, and then copy and paste them into the form.

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