Find a planning application

Planning register and decision notices

For a list of new planning applications, decisions made and any appeals, see below:

The lists contain links to the online planning register where application documents and plans can be viewed. You can also check application progress and the final date for comment submission.

You can use the online planning register to view and comment on current planning applications and documents. The register contains planning application records from 1948, but application documents are only available online from 2006.

Essential maintenance is being carried out to the online planning register on 6 March 2017. During this time you may be unable to access online planning and building control records or submit your comments. If your comment is urgent and you are unable to submit online, you can email the team.

The register has many different search options, as well as a map. You can see the progress of an application, submit your comments and set up email alerts for applications or locations you’re interested in. To do this, you will need to register. Your 'Enfield Connect' login will not work. The planning case officer can be identified via the 'further information' tab.

All comments are held on file and can be viewed in person by appointment with the planning officer. They can’t currently be viewed online.

The register is only unavailable during system maintenance, which is usually between 3am – 5am. 

Both the online user guide (PDF, 105KB) and at-a-glance user guide (PDF, 68KB), can help with any other questions you may have.

Commenting

The best way to comment on an application is online, as this is automatically received by the planning officer and recorded in our system. Whenever you comment, you will receive an email confirmation.

If you have any questions, you can email development control.

You will need to give your contact address and application reference number.

Amending approved applications

Non-material minor amendments to approved proposals need an application. However, you don’t need to notify neighbouring properties, or representatives of the original application. These applications will be displayed on our register.

Data protection

Enfield Council complies with the Data Protection Act requirements. The information we publish on our websites is up to date and accurate, but isn’t counted as legal or professional advice. We can’t accept responsibility for losses made from the information on these sites. We also can’t be held responsible for the data policies, procedures or content of any other websites referenced by or linked to from our own site.

Copyright notice

Plans, drawings and material submitted to the council are protected by the Copyrights Act. You may only use material which is downloaded or printed for consultation purposes, to compare current applications with previous schemes and to check whether developments have been completed according to approved plans. Further copies must not be made without permission from the copyright owner.

Viewing planning application files

We aim to publish planning application information on the website. If you want to view planning applications in person, you need to arrange for the file to be available, and make an appointment. Archive files may not be held in the Civic Centre and there may be a delay in their availability. Complete the Planning Register Inspection Form (PDF, 126KB) and return it by email.

Personal search of the Land Charges Register

To request a search of the Planning Register, complete the Land Charges Search order form:

Land Charges Search order form

For more information, email Land Charges.

Enforcement

If you wish to inform the Council of a possible breach of planning control, you can email Planning Enforcement.

Planning Application Decision notices

We will issue a decision notice on all planning applications and attach a copy to the Online Planning Register. This will be held under the documents tab. The decision notice will be sent to your agent if you have one. The notice states whether planning permission is granted or refused, and provides information on how to appeal against a decision.

Copy decision notices

In line with Section 14(5) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1947, local planning authorities have a duty to maintain a register of every planning application in their area. The register must be available for public inspection during normal office hours.

Enfield Council has no statutory duty to, and we don’t, provide copies of planning decisions. You can view, download and print Decision Notices from the Online Planning Register.

Or, if the Decision Notice is before 2007, you can request to view the planning file in person by completing the form (PDF, 126KB). While the public may view the files, the council does not have to provide the public with copies of any documents on file. However the public may take notes of the contents.

Lawful use

The council is not able to confirm the lawful planning use of any particular premises. This is because we don’t hold records confirming whether any particular planning decision has been lawfully implemented, or collect information about the current use.

If you would like to establish the current lawful use of a premises, you should apply for a Lawful Development Certificate ('LDC').

Information and application forms are available via the council's website or on the Planning Portal website.

Planning permission conditions

The council can’t confirm whether any planning permission conditions have been complied with. The developer should provide confirmation that all conditions were/are satisfied. If the council receives an allegation that these conditions haven’t been complied with, we will have an enforcement investigation.

How to appeal

Online appeal services

For information on how to appeal and how to search for an appeal, see GOV.UK.

Contact:

The Planning Inspectorate
Registry/Scanning
Room 3/01 Kite Wing
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Temple Quay
Bristol BS1 6PN

Tel: 030 3444 5000

Who can appeal on planning applications

Appeals can only be made by the applicant or an agent acting on their behalf. Neighbours (third parties) don’t have a right to appeal against the council’s decision on a planning application. Appeals can only be made by the applicant or an agent acting on their behalf.