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Search for a planning application

You can use our planning register to:

  • view applications
  • comment on live applications
  • view decisions we have approved or refused
  • register to be contacted about new planning applications in your area
  • track progress of current applications

View an application

Our public access portal brings together all of the planning applications for Maidstone and Swale in one place. By registering on public access you will be able to save searches, subscribe to updates and make comments online.

When using the search:

  • for historical applications remove the first two letters of the application number. For example application MA/11/1234 would be 11/1234
  • you can search by parish or ward using the advance search button
  • read our guidance before commenting


Weekly lists

You can view a list of planning applications which have been received or have had a decision made in the last week or you can search the weekly planning list on the public access platform

History of a property

You are able to view site history online back to 1974 on public access. You can type in the property details in the search box which will provide a list of applications. If you search for an address or postcode it will bring up all properties for that area, you will need to check the address before you select an application.

We can provide this service for you, there is an initial fee of £100. This will provide a history search on a property dating back to 1974 within five working days.

The search will provide you with is a list of planning application numbers, the description, the decision and the decision date. If the request takes longer than four hours, a further £25 for each additional hour will be added, and you will be informed of the balance to be paid before the search is sent to you.

Please email our team if you would like to request this service.

You can also get this information through a local land charges search. These searches are usually requested as part of the buying or selling process but anyone can make a request. They provide complete information about the property including building control applications, highways information and planning applications back to 1974. To get a quote for this service please email our land charges team.

Copies of documents

If the documents you are searching for are not available on public access then you can request them by email.

The documents may be stored off site so it may take time for us to deal with your request. When you email, please quote the application reference that you are referring to and the documents you would like to be placed online. Requests for copies of tree preservation orders and enforcement notices can also be requested.

How we publicise applications

When we receive a planning application we undertake a period of publicity during which comments on the proposal can be sent to the local planning authority (LPA). Further information can be found on the 'Have your say' webpage.