We welcome your views on planning applications.
The quickest way to comment on planning applications is to submit your comments online:
Any comments you send to us online, in writing or by email will be listed on our website alongside the planning application and supporting documents. Your contact details will not be published.
You will receive an immediate email acknowledgement.
Planning applications are decided only on the basis of planning issues such as:
The council cannot consider non-planning issues such as:
We cannot refuse permission for a scheme because of construction noise but we can restrict the hours of work to reduce disturbance to residents and other sensitive neighbouring occupiers.
The planning officer will consider all comments received for an application and may contact applicants suggesting amendments.
If applicants make significant changes, we may give people who have commented a further 14 to 21 days to make additional observations.
Where an application is to be reported to councillors for a decision, comments received will be available for public inspection 5 days prior to the planning committee meeting and will be summarised in the committee report. People who have commented will be advised of the date, time and location of the committee meeting.
Everybody who has written to us about an application will be informed of the decision.