The rules in respect of the planning register are set out in Section 69 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 which requires that a two part register of planning applications is retained for public inspection:
Part 1 : Refers to the application forms, plans and any other supporting information prior to determination or disposal of the application. These can be viewed by coming into reception at the Dock Office, Barry and requesting to see the Part 1 file. There is no fee for this service. Copies can be obtained at normal copying charges.
Part 2 : Refers to the plans and decision notice following determination. Preferably an appointment is made, but providing the Department is not too busy, the details can be obtained sooner. There is no fee for this service, even if the plans and decision notice are more than five years old. Copies can be obtained at normal copying charges.
Closed / Determined Files : In order to view files relating to determined applications, an appointment needs to be made. There may be a fee to view most files in their entirety. (see below)