Bristol City Council’s Planning application documents only viewable using Internet Explorer

From Britol City Council’s PublicAccess for Planning page:

Please note that the documents within PublicAccess can only be accessed by using Internet Explorer. This is due to a limitation within the system which has been raised with the suppliers.

Not good enough. Here’s form I knocked-up in about 2 minutes that gives users of other browsers access to associated planning documents. The associated documents are things like supporting letters, photographs, a copy of the application form etc.

Enter a planning application number to view any supporting documents.

Update: 21 June 2016. Unsurprisingly, this search box doesn’t work any more. There is now an updated “Simple Search” form that works okay on desktop browsers.

Here is the original code for posterity.

<form action="" method="get" accept-charset="utf-8">
<input type="hidden" name="appName" value="planning" id="appName"/>
<label for="appNumber">Application number</label>
<input type="text" name="appNumber" value="" id="appNumber" placeholder="e.g. 02/00001/FUL" />
<input type="submit" value="Show Documents" />