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Find a planning application

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 application documents are only available online from 2006.

N.B. You may need to manually enter your address when registering to use the online planning register. Enter your postcode and select ‘Next’, if your address is not listed select ‘My address is not in the list’. Type in your address and click ‘Next’ to confirm. If you experience problems submitting your comments this way, you can send them by email to planning.decisions@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 file and can be viewed in person by appointment with the planning officer. They can’t currently be viewed online.

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:

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.

Valid applications

Only valid planning applications are published onto 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 development.control@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. If you want to view planning applications in person, you need to make an appointment and arrange for the file to be made available. Archive files may not be held in the Civic Centre and there may be a delay in their availability. Viewings are restricted to five case files at each appointment.

Complete the planning register inspection form (PDF) and email it to development.control@enfield.gov.uk.

If you are having trouble finding planning application

  • Try a different search criteria or postcode
  • If it is before 2007, historical planning documents will not be available online. You can request a historic document with our planning register inspection form (PDF).
  • Works may not require planning permission if they are permitted developments
  • View our new applications

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.