Find and View Planning Applications Online
The following page contains instructions on how to use the Mapsearch facility to Find and View Planning Applications Online. When you have read the instructions or if you are familiar with the facility, you may begin using the Mapsearch.
NB: Access to archived Planning Applications documents (1998-March 2007) has been suspended pending a review of the situation in relation to personal information which can be viewed within these documents.
All applications from April 2007, including all current applications, are still available to view via this site .
This measure does not affect searches for Planning Histories on MapSearch or access to the majority of Planning Decision Notices issued since 1947.
How to Use the MapSearch
Should you already know the reference number of the application you wish to view, you can type this in the search bar at the bottom of the Mapsearch page. This number will typically begin with the letters "RB" followed by the year in which the application was made.
When the R.O.A.M.* index map of Rotherham appears, enter at least the first 4 characters of the required street name (eg 'High' for High Street or High Ash Drive) in the ROAD box or the postcode in the POSTCODE box, and choose the relevant full address from the list that appears. Alternatively, you can zoom into and pan across the map using the '+ magnifying glass' and 'hand' icons in the top left hand corner.
When you have found the property, choose the type of information you are interested in from the list at the bottom.
PLANNING APPLICATIONS (ALL)
PLANNING APPLICATIONS (UNDETERMINED)
TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS
Note that sometimes the map will revert to the index map, in which case you will have to find the property again.
YOU MUST HAVE POP UPS ENABLED ON YOUR INTERNET BROWSER
Choose the 'i' icon in the top left hand corner and click on the property. If there is any Planning Information of the type you have chosen registered against the property, a popup window will appear. If you wish to print a list of the Planning Information Records found, right click inside the popup window and choose PRINT from the list of options which appears.
Click on the 'globe' icon in the MAP field of the Record to see the boundary of the Application.
For viewing Planning Applications
If there are documents/drawings available to view, you will see a clickable link in the DOCS field of the Record. Please note that the filesize of these linked documents can be quite large.
If there is a Decision Notice available to view, you will see a clickable link in the DECISION_NOTICE field of the record.
Using the Find My Nearest Facility
If you have located a property and wish to find the nearest Undetermined Planning Applications, you can choose the '+?' icon and then click on the property. After specifying a radius you will get a page listing all Applications which have not been determined, ranked by distance from the property. Use the '-?' icon to turn off this facility.
Commenting on Planning Applications
If you wish to comment on any of the Planning Applications, please use our Comment on a Planning Application online form.
The R.O.A.M. MapSearch contains clickable links to the documents and plans submitted with planning applications. By clicking on these links you have acknowledged that you have read, understood and agree to the copyright and other limitations outlined below.
Planning Application information submitted to the Council is protected by the Copyright Acts (Section 47, 1988 Act). You may only use the 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. Where Ordnance Survey map extracts are included with/on plans and drawings, they are subject to Crown Copyright.
Under normal circumstances, new Planning Application information will be available for viewing within 5 working days of receipt of a valid application.
"R.O.A.M" is the abbreviation for the Rotherham On-line Application for Mapping.
Information about recent applications is also available on the Weekly Lists page.