Public Access for Planning

PublicAccess is Richmondshire District Council's online planning application service. PublicAccess allows you to view details of applications that have been submitted to the Council for consideration and determination. All the information comes directly from the Council's planning application database that is updated many times each working day.

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The database does not include full details of applications within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The National Park Authority is the Planning Authority for that area and you should contact them at for full details of applications within their area.

Details of previous planning applications currently exist from 2000. We are working towards adding documents and plans submitted with applications that you will be able to view under the 'associated documents' tab.

The PublicAccess service has been designed to be very simple to use. Online help is available on all screens. We would welcome your views on this service, how easy you find it to use or how it might be developed in the future.


Planning application information submitted to the Council is protected by the Copyright Acts (Section 47, 1988 Act). You may only use material which is downloaded and/or printed for consultation purposes, to compare current applications with previous schemes and to check whether developments have been completed in accordance with approved plans. Further copies must not be made without prior permission of the copyright owner.

Accuracy of information

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of data, the planning information contained within the site is at present incomplete and must not be used as a substitute for carrying out a formal 'Land Charge Search'. This includes details of historic applications and constraints on a particular site. Plans are frequently amended; please remember that if you print off a map there maybe a newer version available at a later date.