Public Access is an online database which allows you to
view details of planning applications and appeals that have been
submitted to the Planning Division of West Lancashire Borough
Council. To search for planning applications, follow the
You can also:
A guide is available to read on how to
use Public Access (Adobe PDF format, 3616kb).
You can view the details of planning applications and appeals
from 1 January 1990.
If you require details of
applications before 1990 or a full planning history for a property
it would be advisable to submit a Site History Enquiry or a
Local Land Search.
You can also view and
download plans and documents (subject to copyright) relating to
applications received since 1 January
2000. There are, however, a number of applications
received between 2000 and 2004 where the documents have not
been published. To view unpublished documents email your request to
The online planning history
contained within the site should not be relied upon in connection
with a property or legal transactions.
Important: Please read the Public Access
(Conditions & Notes) and Public Access (Copyright and data
Copyright - Downloading plans & documents
Your particular attention is drawn to the following:
Planning application information including
plans & drawings submitted to the Council are protected by the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (Section 47). 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.