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The Council are continually looking for efficiency savings. The acknowledgement of letters of representations is costly and all representations are available to view on the Council’s website. As a consequence of this it is no longer considered either necessary or cost efficient for the Council to acknowledge letters of representation. In view of this, as of the 1st April 2017, this Authority will no longer acknowledge receipt of representations relating to Planning applications. We aim to publish representations within 2 working days of receipt and they can be viewed online.

By selecting the 'search' button above you are agreeing to comply with the terms and conditions.

Before commenting on a planning application, please refer to the information on the publicity and consultation page of the District Council's website.

Please note: the planning search system is unavailable between 1am and 6am to give the server time to back-up planning applications documentation.

Application documentation is only available online for those applications which were validated after July 2005.

Applications within the Peak District National Park are dealt with by the Peak District National Park Authority.

Self Serve computer access

Should you not have access to a computer, tablet or smartphone you can view application documents at the Town Hall, Matlock using the District Council's self serve computer without appointment. Please ask at main reception for more details / assistance.

Make an appointment to view planning application files

If you would like to view a planning application file at the Town Hall, Matlock please contact us on 01629 761 336 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least 24 hours in advance. The retrieval of historic planning files that are not stored at the Town Hall, will be subject to a retrieval charge.

Terms and Conditions

Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the data, the planning information contained within the site is incomplete and must not be used for carrying out a formal "Local Land Charges Search". It also cannot be relied upon to constitute a full planning history for a site. No responsibility will be taken for any errors or omissions in planning information obtained and no liability is accepted for loss or damage arising from the use of planning information obtained from this site whether foreseeable or otherwise. Similarly, the information contained 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 user's own risk.

Please note that Section 47 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 protects plans, drawings and material submitted to us for the purpose of obtaining planning permission. You may only use material that is downloaded and / or printed from this website for consultation purposes, to compare current planning applications with previous schemes and to check whether developments have been completed in accordance with approved plans.

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