My East Hampshire - Planning terms and conditions

My East Hampshire - Planning terms and conditions

Below is the terms and conditions for a planning facilities on My East Hampshire, these include

  • Planning search function
  • Pre-application advice
  • Making comments on planning applications terms and conditions


The district council makes available applications online for viewing by interested parties and provides the function for comments to be made. This function is bound by the following terms and conditions.

Pre-application advice

An essential element to this approach is the encouragement and provision of pre-application advice for all types of application to guide applicants through the process and to ensure they are aware of the information requirements.

This is particularly useful for larger and more complex schemes and can help minimise delays later in processing the application. Planning Application Requirements (Local) 8 April 2016 Page 6 of 33 Such advice may also identify whether other consents may be required and what other additional information may be required.

Any advice given represents the officers’ informal opinion based upon the information you have provided. It is given without prejudice to any decision the Council may make on any subsequent formal planning application. 

A planning application will be the subject of publicity and consultation in accordance with the council’s procedures. These, and other matters which may subsequently come to light, may result in additional issues being raised that are pertinent to the determination of the application.

The fees are slightly different if your application is for the part of East Hampshire that is inside the South Downs National Park.

Appointments are available between 9:00am to 12.00am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and 09:00am to 11:00am Thursdays.

Please complete and submit the above form along with additional information prior to booking the meeting.

If you cancel a planning advice meeting less than 48 hours before the meeting, the fee will not be refunded.

If you wish to seek advice on the broad principle of development only, then please contact the council for further details on the cost of this service. It will only be possible to offer broad advice on the principle of the proposal where limited information is provided. In these cases the extent of our response will be dependant on the level of information you provide.

Additional advice and meetings would be charged at 50% of the initial fee

Planning search function

This function is not intended to replace East Hampshire District Council's statutory register of planning applications. Access to Historic records is available; please consult the Planning Register Overview for information on how to access this data.

The online planning history contained within the site at present is incomplete and must not be used as a substitute for carrying out a formal Land Charges Search. No responsibility will be taken for any errors or omissions in the planning history information obtained from the planning search function.

Planning applications post 1997 are all available on the website. Applications prior to 1997 are held at the council offices on Microfiche Format.  

If you require a planning history search to be carried out by planning service staff a fee of £103.00 will be required. Upon receipt of the money, we aim to respond to your enquiry within 20 working days.

Similarly the information contained within planning search function does not constitute in any way a formal notification of a planning decision, and as such any actions taken as a result of information displayed on the site are undertaken entirely at the viewer's own risk.

Copyright notice

Plans, drawings 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.

Making comments on applications

All comments received by the council on a submitted application are treated as public documents and will be uploaded onto the website for viewing by interested members of the public. As this is the case it is important that you only provide information that you are happy being placed in the public domain.

Any comments that are inflammatory or slanderous will not be displayed online or considered by the Case Officer.

The council will fulfil its requirements under the Data Protection Act and take all reasonable steps to redact any personal information such as signatures, email addresses and phone numbers etc.

Personal data

The local authority will try to ensure that only information which forms part of the Statutory Register is made available on this website. Applicants' name and address - this forms part of the Statutory Register and must, therefore, appear on the website.

The local authority will, however, make every effort to remove personal details such as telephone numbers, email addresses and signatures prior to the information appearing on this website.

Names and Addresses of those commenting on an application - comments made on planning applications are regarded as forming part of the Statutory Register and, as such, the local authority has a duty to make this information available for public inspection (in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Access to Information Act (1985) and will, therefore, publish letters received in connection with a planning application on this website and make copies available on the case file.

The local authority will make every effort to remove personal details such as telephone numbers, email addresses and signatures prior to the information appearing on this website, although wherever possible, please do not include these details.

If you do not provide or do not wish your name and address to appear on this website or within the case file then your comments will be treated as anonymous and your views will not be taken into account by the planning officer.