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Online planning register and decision notices

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 most application documents are only available online from 2006.

We recommend you use a desktop computer to register to use our online service. Some Apple devices (iPhone and iPad) may not allow you to register. If you experience problems, please email planning.support@enfield.gov.uk and we will create an account for you. Once you have registered, you can use any device to submit comments.

Arnos Grove appeal

The planning inquiry relating to the refusal of planning application 20/01049/FUL (redevelopment of Arnos Grove car parks), which was scheduled to start on Tuesday 9 November, has been postponed.

This is due to a technical issue with the inquiry notification letters issued to residents and interested parties. We identified that a small number of notification letters in relation to the inquiry were not sent. It is important that all parties have an opportunity to contribute to the appeal and the Planning Inspectorate has advised that the inquiry should be postponed to facilitate this.

New dates for the inquiry will be provided once confirmed with the Planning Inspectorate and our website will be regularly updated.

If you have already made representations to the Planning Inspectorate, these will be considered – there is no need for those to be repeated. There will be an opportunity for any parties who did not receive the original letter to make representations to PINS within 28 days of the council's revised letter.

You can use the online planning register to view the appeal documents - using planning application reference number 21/00084/REFUSE. If you have any queries, please email planning.appeals@enfield.gov.uk.

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, which is separate from an Enfield Connected account. The planning case officer can be identified on the register's 'further information' tab.

All comments are held on our internal electronic file. They can't currently be viewed online. You can arrange to view comments made by contacting the planning officer at planning.decisions@enfield.gov.uk.

The online user guide (PDF) can help with any other questions you may have.

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

Valid applications

Only valid planning applications are published on the online planning register. If the planning fee isn't paid, or information is missing, the registration process will not start. If an application is invalid, an email will be sent to the applicant or the agent, within five working days of receipt.

Once an application has been acknowledged as valid, it will be published on the online planning register. The publicity expiry date will indicate when a proposal is under consideration.

All application documents can be viewed, including the decision notice and planning officer's report, once issued.

If you believe your planning application should be on the register, check with your agent. If you do not have an agent working for you, email planning.support@enfield.gov.uk.


The best way to comment on an application is online, as this is automatically received by the planning officer and recorded in our system. You can request email confirmation when you submit your comments. If you experience problems submitting your comments this way, you can send them by email to planning.decisions@enfield.gov.uk.

Open planning process

We are required to publish submitted applications so interested third parties can review proposed works and development and submit their comments. This supports the open planning process.

The online application service restricts personal data on the application from being published. We are not responsible for builders or trade professionals who may contact applicants because of required information on the application form that is published.

Viewing planning application files

We aim to publish planning application information online. Due to current restrictions, we are unable to allow access to archive files in person. You may use our scan on demand service for all applications prior to 2007. Requests for our scan on demand service received on and after 1 April 2021 will be charged at our new rate of £25.20 (incl. VAT). To use this service, complete the planning register inspection form 2021 (PDF) and email it to planning.support@enfield.gov.uk.

If you're having trouble finding planning application information

  • Try a different search criteria or postcode
  • If it is before 2007, historical planning documents may not be available online. Please complete and send the planning register inspection form (PDF).
  • Works may not require planning permission if they are permitted developments

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.