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Planning history searches for former West Somerset area

We hold files of planning applications for West Somerset (excluding Exmoor National Park) from as far back as the late 1940s.

You can see these on request, depending on where they are stored and in what format:

2007 to now

For enquiries about planning decisions between 1974 and 2006/2007 please complete the general enquiries online form.

1974 to 2006 and 2007

Files are available in a range of formats and we need notice if you want to see them. We can arrange for them to be seen at (location). Some are only available as paper copies, some are on microfilm. Files from 1974-182 are microfilm only; 1983 to 1998 are in paper form only; 1999 to 2007 are in electronic format only and can be viewed on a monitor in West Somerset House in Williton.

Before 1974

The files are on paper only. You need to write to us with details of what you want to see. We will arrange a time and place.