User guide: How to view relevant DCP sections featured in COMPASS Online

This guide shows how you can quickly view the DCP sections which relate to the issues raised in the appeal you are viewing.

This feature on COMPASS Online, which is free as part of your COMPASS Online subscription, will allow you to understand more about the issues featured in the appeal and how guidance and planning law may have changed since the appeal was decided.

To view the relevant DCP sections for any of the appeals featured on COMPASS Online click on the chapter number you are interested in under the Related DCP Online Sections heading on the right hand side of the appeal. Don’t forget to login to DCP Online before clicking on the section number.



You will then be taken to the appropriate DCP Online section which will appear in a separate window.


If you come across the screen below it means you have either forgotten to login to DCP Online or do not have a subscription to DCP Online.


If you have forgotten to login then enter your username and password in the above screen, go back to your COMPASS Online window and click on the DCP Online section you are interested in.

If you are unsure if your organisation has a subscription to DCP Online contact customer service on 01452 835 820 or email

To take a trial to DCP Online click here.  

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