Planning application search and comment
Neighbour notification letters
We no longer send out neighbour notification letters for planning applications (unless required by law). This is in line with our Statement of Community Involvement.
We still publish:
- site notices for applications
- press notices, where required by law
- application details online
We will continue to consult statutory organisations and town and parish councils.
Applications for waste facilities
Applications for waste facilities such as Powerfuel, ref. WP/20/00692/DCC can be found by visiting the Minerals and Waste area.
Comments taken into consideration
We receive a large number of comments on planning applications. This means we cannot enter into detailed discussions with individual concerns raised. Your comments should be based on material consideration. Our guide about commenting on our planning applications has more information. This will be taken into account when deciding a planning application or on an appeal against a planning decision.
Planning history searches
If you are unable to find the application that you are searching for using the searches above, you can contact us with details of the site or application and we will search for it for you. Depending on the type of information you are asking for, there may be a fee of £50. Contact us by email to find out more.
Request for confirmation of compliance with legal agreements
Any request for confirmation of compliance with a specific agreement or agreements is treated as an application and is subject to a fee of £116. Please note that once the application has been registered, it will have a target time of 8 weeks for a response. If you request information relating only to the payment of financial obligations with a specific agreement or agreements, this is also a chargeable request and also requires a fee of £116. Requests can be sent by email to CIL@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk . We will aim to respond to all such requests within 10 working days of payment.
Our response times are as follows:
- 2 working days for telephone messages
- 5 working days for emails and letters