Application search

Drawing of boatyard

Our search portal, called Public Access, allows you to follow the progress of your planning application.

You can also find details of applications made by others, including supporting documents which have been sent to our planning service.

Public Access search portal

With the Public Access portal you can:

  • Monitor the progress of an application and be notified by email of changes or updates
  • Submit comments about an application
  • See a list of applications submitted and decided each week
  • See whether an appeal has been lodged and any appeal decisions
  • Save searches and be emailed about a new application
  • Check whether an appeal has been lodged and any appeal decisions
  • View details of historic applications
  • View property details by reference to a map.

Please ensure that you have read and understood the Conditions of Use set out below before using Public Access. By clicking the link to Public Access at the bottom of this page, you agree to accept these conditions.

Conditions of Use


The Broads Authority is committed to the highest standard of quality information and every attempt has been made to present up to date and accurate information.

However, we make no representations or warranties about the accuracy, completeness, currency or suitability for any purpose of the information and related graphics published on this site. The information on this site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors and it may not necessarily be up to date. Those who wish to view the correspondence relating to a planning application have the right to inspect the file held in the Broads Authority offices at Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich, NR1 1RY. All liability of the Authority for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of reliance on such information is expressly excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Copyright Notice

Planning application documents submitted to the Broads Authority 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, the applicant, agent and architect.


Please note that any representations submitted using the 'Comments' facility will be made publicly available (including to the applicant and their agent) and that confidential representations cannot be taken into account by the Broads Authority.

Links to Public Access and weekly lists

I have agreed to the above terms and conditions and would like to go to the Public Access search portal.

User guide

For information on how to use the system download the user guide. If you have any problems please email or call 01603 756028.

Please email us if you require any guidance.