View and Comment on Planning Applications

The Council publishes all valid applications for viewing by Members of the Public. You can view the plans, accompanying documents and consultation responses.

Mendip Planning Service - Advance Notice of System Downtime

Please note that due to an upgrade of the Planning Service's computer systems there will be a period of downtime from 3rd December 2020 to 8th December 2020. Unfortunately, this will mean that:

  1. The Planning Search facility on our website will be unavailable meaning that application documents cannot be viewed, and comments cannot be made on current applications.  We will however be extending the relevant consultation dates to allow for this.
  2. We will be unable to issue any decisions on planning applications,
  3. Whilst we will still be able to accept application submissions, we will be unable to validate them.
  4. Local Land Charges search requests cannot be processed during the downtime meaning that we will be unable to book or return any requests. Search requests can still be submitted, but we will be unable to book these onto the system.  Booking will resume from 9th December onwards.
  5. Any updates or new charges will not available to view on the Land Charges online portal until the upgrade has been completed. If you have any queries please contact the Land Charges team on 01235 422581 or email
  6. The links on Online Maps under the Environment and Planning section will not work during the downtime.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption that this causes. 

COVID-19: Guidance relating to the Planning Process in the current situation

Due to the current situation with Covid-19 the Planning Service, with respect to Development Management, has adopted new procedures as from 8 April 2020.

Full details COVID-19: Guidance relating to the Planning Process

In addition, you can also view representations from members of the public and Parish/Town/City Councils.  Once an application has been decided you can view any Officer or Planning Board reports and a copy of the final decision notice.

How to register on the Planning Search facility

It is very easy to set up your Planning Search password, just go directly to the register page on the Planning Search system and fill in your details.

If you have already set up your Planning Search ID and password simply log in.

You can view some of the planning history for properties and related development constraints.

You can find information about planning applications, including application forms, plans and decisions in our dedicated planning search facility.

Planning Search

Commenting or Following an Application:

If you would like to make a comment on a planning application or follow its progress the quickest and easiest way to comment is to use the online comment facility. You will need to register to receive a Planning Search log in and password. Details on how to do this can be found below.

Register here to comment or follow an application

Please note that because this is a dedicated on-line planning search system, you cannot use your Mendip District Council website log in or password.

You can make comments on an application in a number of different ways:

  • Using our on line comment facility by registering
  • By emailing quoting the application number.
  • Please make comments within the 21 day consultation period or they may not be considered. You may still be able to comment on an application that is outside the consultation period and before it is decided by emailing We recommend you do so as soon as possible because a decision can be made any time after the consultation period has expired.
  • Please be aware that comments submitted on-line will not be viewable to the public until the content has been checked. We endeavour to upload comments within 5 working days of receipt.
  • Full details of the issues we take into account along with an explanation of the planning process can be found here Icon for pdf How We Deal With Planning Applications [133.72KB]
  • Please note that comments will be made available for public inspection on the Council's website including your name and address.
  • Do not make comments that are offensive, abusive or malicious or they may not be published
  • Please ensure that you only provide information, including personal information belonging to you, that you are happy will be made available to others. The Council will remove personal contact details such as email address and/or phone numbers prior to uploading to the web.
  • You cannot comment on applications for Discharge of Condition/Legal Obligation or Non-Material Amendment (reference numbers ending APP, S106 and NMA).
  • Comments submitted online or by email will be acknowledged and displayed online. Comments received by post will not be acknowledged but will appear on-line.

Please refer to the Mendip District Council Privacy Notice  and also the Planning-and-Growth-Services  individual Privacy Notices for information on the data we collect from you when you make a comment on an application and what we do with it.

How to use Public Access

The council's Public Access website allows you to view details of planning applications currently being considered by the council as well as some planning history.

Read more about How to use Public Access