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Viewing planning applications online - copyright and limitations

Plans, drawing and material submitted to the Council are 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 the prior permission of the copyright owner such as the applicant, agent or architect.

The online planning history contained within the site at present is incomplete and must not be used as a substitute for carrying out a formal ‘Land Charge Search’. No responsibility will be taken for any errors or omissions in the planning history information obtained from ‘Public Access’. Similarly the information contained within Public Access does not constitute in any way a formal notification of a planning decision, and as such any actions taken as a result of information displayed on the site are undertaken entirely at the viewer’s own risk.

The East Northamptonshire Council website and material relating to council information, products and services (or to third party information, products and services), is provided 'as is', without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be interrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, readability of the materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage, including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the East Northamptonshire Council website.

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

If you are a user with general public and anonymous access the East Northamptonshire Council website does not store or capture personal information, but merely logs the user's IP address that is automatically recognised by the web server.

We do not use cookies for collecting user information and we will not collect any information about you except that required for system administration of our web server.

If you supply us with your email address or other information this shall be treated as proprietary and confidential. It may be used for internal review and to notify you about updates to the East Northamptonshire Council website.

Under normal circumstances the plans and documents associated with new planning applications will be able to be viewed within 5 working days of receipt of the application. If you wish to view the actual hard copy application files then you must give 24 hours notice of which file you wish to view.

You will need Adobe acrobat viewer in order to be able to view associated documents. This can be downloaded free of charge from the adobe website: or by clicking on the icon below.

You must indicate that you have read, understood and agree to the copyright and other limitations before you will be allowed to view the rest of the site and the associated documents.

By clicking here I agree to the copyright and limitations