Search for planning applications
This service is free of charge. Enter the planning application number to view the application. You can also search by address, post code, applicant name, agent name or proposal.
Online Planning Register
The Online Planning Register contains details of all planning applications submitted since ~1984. This facility allows you to view decisions, plans and associated supporting documents for all applications and also to comment on current Planning Applications.
This register also provides information on all Planning Appeals submitted to the Secretary of State, including copies of Planning Inspector's decisions.
View planning applications
Click here to search the Planning Register. Enter the planning application number to view an application. You can also search by address, post code, applicant name, agent name or proposal.
Alternatively, applications are available for viewing by appointment at the Council Offices. For appointments please call 01205 314307 or e-mail a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commenting on a planning application
The above link to the Planning Register, allows you to comment on current applications online. Alternatively, you can submit your comments to us by;
E-mail - email@example.com
Post - Planning Services, Boston Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, West Street, Boston, PE21 8QR
Please be aware that if you submit any comments they will be available for public inspection and may be passed to the applicant so that they might seek to address objections. However, by virtue of the Data Protection Act 1998 only your address would be publically accessible and all other personal contact information (email address, telephone number, for example) will remain confidential. If you feel that additional controls need to be put in place to protect your details, please make this clear in your reply along with a reason. Anonymous representations are not taken into account since they cannot be acknowledged.
When commenting on an application you should bear in mind that planning is about the use of land and the control of development for the public interest, e.g. what a new building looks like in the street, the effects of an access on highway safety, the general appearance of the countryside, economic benefits accruing to the area etc. Private interests like property values, and competition between companies for instance will rarely affect a decision.
As a result of negotiations the submitted details may change and only if the changes are significant will this application be re-advertised. Any comments you make will be available for viewing by the applicant and other members of the public. The Council does not accept anonymous letters.
Boston Borough Council does not display neighbour responses/objections on the Planning Register, however, they are available for viewing on request via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This site includes only those records which the Borough Council hold on computer, and is not therefore a complete database of all information held by the Council. Please do not rely on information from this site as an alternative to traditional searches where completeness of information is essential. While the Borough Council take great care to ensure that the information provided on this site is accurate, we cannot accept any liability or responsibility should you rely on the information provided and ultimately find it to have been incorrect.
If you have any reason to suspect that the information is incorrect, please contact us immediately so that the matter can be investigated and any corrections made as soon as reasonably practical.
Plans, drawings and material submitted to the Council are protected by the Copyright Acts (Section 47, 1988 Act). You may only download or print material for consultation purposes. Further copies must not be made without the prior permission of the copyright owner, the applicant, agent, and architect.