Search and view planning applications

Search and view detailed records for planning applications and appeals, submit comments and monitor the progress of an application. You can also use the map search to find applications near you or the property search for planning histories and restrictions on individual properties.

Public comments may take longer as they are individually checked and published. You can search our Planning Public Access system to find and view documents and information relating to applications and appeals in Lewes district. Detailed records are available for applications received after March 2006. More limited records are available from 1948. Digitised records for pre-2006 files can be made available online by request.

Records take up to 5 working days to be added for viewing following validation. 

Weekly list 

You can search the Weekly list of planning applications for Lewes District on Public Access. The list updates automatically following validation of the application and covers weekly lists dating back 12 months. You can refine your search to find a specific application, view its related documents, submit a comment and check its status.

South Downs National Park (SDNP) applications

SDNP applications received after 1 April 2012 and the SDNP weekly list are only available to view on the SDNP website.

Using Public Access

Please note that the Comments tab which displays when you have searched for an application, does not contain all comments that have been received. All comments submitted on an application are available to view by selecting the Documents tab and View Associated Documents. Please ensure you have pop-ups allowed to view the information. 

Public comments submitted through the Public Access system are automatically published online. The system is updated hourly.

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Large documents

24 May 2019: We have made changes to our Public Access planning document viewer. This is to resolve a series of issues where some customers were unable to download large planning documents. temporary web page containing a number of these documents will continue to be available for a short time, but you can now access these documents through Public Access.

Please note: to improve display and download speeds going forward, the viewer's measuring tools are no longer available for documents added since 20 May 2019. However, with Adobe Acrobat Reader 9 and above, you can measure plans and drawings using the Adobe Measuring Tool

Please note: We are aware of a problem affecting Lewes Planning applications using the Internet Explorer browser. We recommend using an alternative such as Google Chrome instead whilst we resolve the problem.


IDOX Public access user guide

IDOX Public access user guide
Summary: Public access user guide supplied by IDOX, providing information and guidance on using the system.
File Size: 1023KB
Type: Files / Images
Created: 11 May 2017
Last Modified: 15 May 2017

You can search online for full planning application details dating back to 1995. You can search online for decision notices only dating back to 1948. Please note that we no longer hold paper files at our offices. 

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