Planning and regeneration Planning permission

See or comment on planning applications

See what's planned in your area. Follow the progress of an application, have your say on plans, and check planning appeals.

Search and look

Search by address, postcode or map. Or look at applications by week or month.


You may comment on most applications that have a status of "Awaiting Decision". Pick the application you're interested in, and then choose 'Make a comment'. Our guide to commenting on planning applications may help you decide what you wish to say. This page also includes details of how to participate in meetings of the Planning and Highway Committee, who make the decisions on some applications.

Track progress

You can track the progress of an application, including information such as committee dates. You can also set up a Planning account to follow the progress of an application automatically or receive notifications of new applications. (This not the same as your main customer account).

Public Access user guide

Further details of all the functions and how to use Public Access are available in the user guide.

Information available online

Planning applications

Public Access displays the textual records for all planning applications within the City of Manchester since 1974. This information includes a full description of the proposal, the type and status of the application and important dates such as the date of validation and the date of decision.

A copy of the decision for all applications is available through the Documents tab. For applications determined before 1 October 2005, this will be a Register Entry, which reproduces all the content of the original notice. For applications made since 1st October 2005, the associated documents, such as the application form, plans and decision notice are available to view.

Planning appeals

Public Access provides details of all appeals lodged since May 2003. The information available includes important dates during the appeal process and the information also includes a link to the relevant planning application or enforcement notice for the particular appeal.

Enforcement action

Information on enforcement and breach of condition notices that have been issued since 2001. The information includes details of the nature of the enforcement case and a copy of the notice is available to view online.

Public Access disclaimer and copyright notice

The online planning history is not intended as a substitute for carrying out a formal Land Charge Search. Manchester City Council accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions in the planning history information obtained using Public Access.

The information displayed within Public Access does not constitute a formal notification of a planning decision to applicants/agent and, as such, any actions taken as a result of information displayed on the site are undertaken entirely at the viewer's own risk.

All 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.

We aim to have all documents relating to planning applications available to view within five working days of the planning application being made valid.

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