Find a planning application
You can see planning applications by using the online search.
You can use this to:
- search for an application
- keep up to date with its progress
- see application forms, maps and other documents
- comment on an application
Our weekly list of planning applications that have come in and decisions that have been made is available on the website.
How to search
If you know which area the planning application applies to, use the Taunton Deane or West Somerset search buttons.
Planning search by area
If you are unsure which area the planning application applies to, the map of Somerset West and Taunton area will assist you to open the correct planning search page for the previous local authority areas – ie. Taunton Deane Borough Council or West Somerset Council. You can also search for a planning application by number or postcode.
Please note: You do not need to drop a pin on a specific property, only in the general area which will direct you to the correct search page to help you find planning applications.
Planning search by map
How to comment
You can comment on a planning application. Our form allows you to upload attachments.
Comments should be sent in during the 21 day consultation so they can be fully considered. They can be sent in up to the day the decision is made. This is not recommended and could mean that your comments are not considered when decisions are being made.
Comments can’t be treated as confidential and all are published on our website with your full name and address. Do not include any information that you would not want to be made public. Make sure your comments are not offensive, inflammatory or libellous. If they are, we won’t consider them and will edit them before they’re published.
If you are not agreeable to your comments to be published with your name and full postal address please contact your Ward Councillor who you can talk to about your concerns and may agree to make comment on your behalf.
SWT Offices Closed
Following the latest government advice to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus SWT has closed its offices to protect our community and staff.
Customers can help us through this unprecedented time by using our online services and not communicating via paper post, if you do not have access to the online Comment Form or to be able to email to firstname.lastname@example.org then please ask someone to make a representation electronically on your behalf.
Planning Aid England
Planning Aid England (PAE) provides free, independent, professional planning advice and support to help individuals and communities engage with the planning system. This includes online guidance and a limited amount of free email advice which can be accessed via an online enquiry form. In some circumstances PAE may be able to offer additional bespoke support. To find out more visit the Royal Town Planning Institute website.
There is also free advice available on the Planning Aid England website.