View applications in person

We recommend that you telephone in advance to check that the application you wish to view will be available. Paper copies of current planning application files can be inspected at The Guildhall, Gainsborough. Copies of plans may also be purchased.

In exceptional cases an application file may be available to inspect in other locations. Where this is the case it will be clearly indicated on the neighbour notification letter and site or press notice.

Applications that are not available online can normally be viewed at The Guildhall, Gainsborough. Past applications are stored in a variety of formats, including electronically and on microfiche film. The statutory register of decision notices is kept with the Development Management team at The Guildhall, Gainsborough.

To check application availability or to purchase copy plans please email They can advise on the different fees and will take payment over the phone.

Most applications since 2009 are available to view online on our tracker page

Our opening hours for all of our offices are on our contact us page.

Decision notices

Some decision notices are available online. If you have commented on an application you can view the outcome on our Application Tracker. Copies of Decision Notices are only sent to the applicant (or their agent if one has been appointed to make the application on someone’s behalf). A copy of the Decision Notice is also sent to the relevant Parish Council or Parish Meeting.