View and comment on planning applications

Comment on planning applications

When any planning application is in the consultation period, it is open for comment. The easiest way to make a comment on a planning application is online.

We cannot accept comments after the application has been determined

What information do I need?

You will need to include either the site location address of the relevant property or the reference number we have given the application, failure to include this information could delay your comment being logged.

You will be asked to leave your details as we cannot accept anonymous submissions.

What can I comment on?

We will only consider comments relating to planning issues - these may include such matters as:

  • traffic
  • noise and disturbance
  • smells or fumes
  • overlooking
  • visual intrusion
  • street scene 

We cannot consider non-planning matters such as:

  • loss of value
  • trade competition
  • noise during building operations
  • trespass

What happens to my comments?

If you make a comment, your details will be logged in our planning system. They will not be made available on the online planning register.

We receive hundreds of comments on applications each year, so it is not possible to acknowledge receipt of, or to respond to, your comments directly and it is our policy not to do so. You can, however, be assured that all comments are considered.

Comments made verbally, in person or by telephone will not be recorded or taken into account and comments and objections posted onto any social media web pages, including our own pages will not be taken into account when formally considering all the representations made in response to an application, unless they have been formally submitted to our planning authority.

If an application is decided by the development control committee you will be advised of the date, time and location of their meeting and whether you have a right to speak at it in line with the current policy.

Details of the important dates relating to the application, including the target date for its determination and the outcome, can be found on the online planning regiser so we will not formally notify you of the outcome of an application.

All written responses and comments on planning applications will be recorded. Specific reasons as to why you gave this response are useful with the decision making. Multiple responses from the same individual will only be counted as 1 response.

We will let you know if the applicant appeals. We will let the Planning Inspectorate have copies of your comments.

By following the link below, you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions.

Comment on planning applications
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