Search and comment on planning applications

You can look at planning applications received by the council using our online planning register. This service allows you to:

  • see the details of individual planning applications
  • see what planning decisions we have made
  • submit comments on an applications (if it’s within a consultation period)
  • track the progress of applications, save searches and get email notifications (when you register)
  • search for current or historic applications relating to a property (from 2000).

Please be patient when searching for planning applications as our system deals with simultaneous requests. If the system is slow to respond or you see error messages, please try again after 20 minutes.

Some planning register users are currently experiencing problems logging in to make comments on planning applications. Searching and viewing cases and documents is working as normal.

We are looking into the issue as a high priority and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

If you wish to comment on a planning application and are unable to do so using the system, please email

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Find out about major development proposals, appeals and inquiries

Public Planning Inquiry  - Whitechapel Bell Foundry

There is a public planning inquiry that commenced on 6 October 2020 regarding the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, 32-34 Whitechapel Road, 2 Fieldgate Street and land to the rear (planning application reference numbers PA/19/00008 and PA/19/00009).

On inquiry sitting days (6-9 October, 13-16 October and 27-28 October) you will be able follow the proceedings:

Join Microsoft Teams meeting

Read all the documentation related to the inquiry. 

The link will remain valid until the outcome of the inquiry is published.

Further important information about privacy and technical information is available online.

Any further questions about inquiry proceedings should be directed to


Bishopsgate Goodsyard -  consultation

A planning application for redevelopment of the Bishopsgate Goodsyard site which is partly located in Hackney and partly in Tower Hamlets, was submitted in 2014 (Planning Application reference PA/14/2011).

The application was subsequently ‘called in’ by the Mayor of London in September 2015. Following discussions with the GLA, Hackney and Tower Hamlets councils, the developer has been preparing an amended scheme for Bishopsgate Goodsyard.

Hackney and Tower Hamlets will formally consult local residents and businesses on behalf of the GLA on this amended planning application. 

Public Planning Inquiry - Former Westferry Printworks

All documentation relating to the Public Planning Inquiry regarding former Westferry Printworks, 235 Westferry Road, London E14 (PA/18/01877)The link will remain valid until the outcome of the inquiry is published.

Planning appeals

You can view evidence, submit comments and check the progress of a planning appeal online via the Planning Portal.

Find planning applications on a map

You can use our interactive maps to:

  • view the locations of current and decided planning applications
  • get details of applications in a chosen location.

View planning applications by location.

Council committees

 You can read the reports and decisions relating to planning applications on our Committee pages. The Strategic Development and the Development Committee are the two relevant pages. You can also get the details of forthcoming planning committee meetings on our calendar of meetings

Historic planning applications

You can search for applications on our online planning register from 2000 onwards. If you wish to view older applications you can make a request to retrieve the files. See details on our file retrieval service.

Hackney Wick and Fish Island planning applications

Planning applications relating to land in Hackney Wick or Fish Island are submitted to the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC). You can view these applications on the LLDC register of planning applications.

Please note: This applies to applications submitted from 1 October 2012 - Applications prior to this date can be viewed on the our online planning register.


The applications and ancillary documents received by the council are from the applicant and do not represent the views of the council or any judgement on the merits of the application which will remain to be decided by the council’s Planning Committee.

We are not liable for the accuracy of the information on the web site. You rely on this information at your own risk.

We are not responsible for the contents or reliability of the linked web sites and we cannot guarantee that these links will work all the time and we do not have any control over availability of the linked pages.