How to comment on a planning application

You can submit comments supporting or objecting to planning applications using Planning Online:

  • Search for the application you wish to comment on using the Application Number or address.
  • Click on ‘Add Comments Here’.
  • You will usually have 3 weeks to comment on a planning application. The consultation end date will appear on Planning Online, and we cannot guarantee that any late comments will be accepted.
  • If you comment on an application we will notify you of the outcome.
  • To check the progress of an application visit Planning Online.

We do not currently publish comments online, but they will be available for inspection by the public and copies provided on request, therefore you should ensure that personal information is omitted from the comment text itself.

What you can say in your comment

Comments received must relate to planning matters.

These include:

  • Loss of privacy
  • Loss of light
  • Intensity of development
  • Design and appearance
  • Highway matters, for example traffic and parking
  • Impact on community facilities

We cannot take into account:

  • Loss of property value
  • Commercial competition
  • Loss of view
  • Disturbance during building work
  • Land ownership disputes

Independent advice is available from the Citizens Advice Bureau and Planning Aid.

Comment online

Other ways to comment

If you do not want to or are unable to use Planning Online, you can contact us by email or letter to let us know your comments.

If an application goes to the Planning Committee, you may request to speak at the Committee Meeting.

If you need an interpreter, or have a disability that makes it difficult to view or understand the plans, please contact us to arrange further help.

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