How Can I View Planning Applications?

Here you can find instructions relating to viewing planning applications.

Weekly Lists and Planning Registers

All valid planning applications are recorded on The Weekly List (the most recent planning applications) and Planning Registers. The Extant List provides information on all planning applications that have yet to be determined. These can all be downloaded in PDF format and can be read using Adobe Acrobat Reader software. Links are on this page.

Once downloaded, it is possible to search by surname of applicant, agent name, street or road number, street or road name, or application number (if known).  A search engine within PDF files allows the viewer to go directly to their choice of information. Once you have opened your document, simply click the binoculars (Find) tool button on the tool bar at the top of the screen which will open up a search info box. Simply type in the search term and click FIND. The screen will then display the planning entry bearing your search term. If there is more than one entry with your search term, you can continue the search by using the smaller binocular button adjacent (Find Again). After pressing, the screen will now display the next entry bearing your search criteria.

Viewing plans

Neighbour notification and newspaper notices will not be issued until a valid planning application has been registered. The Council makes the application forms, all submitted plans and all documentation submitted by the applicant in support of the application available to the public for the time period between registration of the application and the decision being issued. This information will be available to view at the Municipal Buildings, Clyde Square, Greenock, and by following the Inverclyde Planning Online link on this page.

If you wish to have to plans explained or to discuss the application please contact the case officer for either a telephone discussion or a meeting. Please note that officers are frequently out visiting application sites, so if you wish to visit the office and speak to the case officer an appointment is advised.

Once a decision has been made the application form and plans will be no longer be available online, however an application report explaining the decision is produced and can be viewed by following the link on this page. Application forms and plans remain at all times part of the Planning Register. These may be inspected at the Municipal Buildings, Clyde Square, Greenock.

Page last updated: 11 May 2017