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Search and view planning applications - Copyright Information and Disclaimer

Copyright & Disclaimer from viewing Dorset Council planning applications.


Please note that planning appeal data may not currently show up on search returns. If you have any questions or queries please contact the Council directly.

This site includes only those records, relating to historic applications, which the Council hold on computer. Please do not rely on information from this site as an alternative to traditional searches for historic applications where completeness of information is essential. While the Council take great care to ensure that the information provided on this site is accurate, we cannot accept any liability or responsibility should you rely on the information provided and ultimately find it to have been incorrect. In addition Dorset Council will not be held responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any inaccuracy or error within these pages.

Please Note: Any views expressed in any of the documents are not necessarily the views of Dorset Council unless stated. The Council also reserves the right not to publish all or parts of documents submitted in connection with a planning application

If you have any reason to suspect that the information is incorrect, please contact us immediately so that the matter can be investigated and any corrections made as soon as reasonably practical.


Plans, drawings and material submitted to the local authority are protected by the Copyright Acts 1988 Act (section 47). 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 the approved plans. Further copies must not be made without the prior permission of the copyright owner (the applicant / agent / architect). You may, however, make copies of the decision notice provided the copies are not altered in any way.
With regard to Ordnance Survey mapping or any mapping created from Ordnance Survey material, you are reminded that this is also subject to Crown Copyright. You may view or download this for private and non-commercial purposes only. Such mapping may not be further sub-licensed, sold, demonstrated, lent or otherwise transferred or exploited without the prior written permission of Ordnance Survey.

Personal Data

Subject to the redaction of personal information, Dorset Council will try to ensure that all information which forms part of the Statutory Register for current and recent applications is made available on this website. All representations received will be made available for public inspection at the Council’s offices and online. It is therefore recommended that you avoid disclosing any information of a sensitive nature within the text of your representations. If you do so, you must be aware that these may be seen by the public at large. Dorset Council will endeavour to redact the address, email address and telephone number of the respondent from the online copy of any representations.

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