We welcome your views on planning applications.
The quickest way to comment on planning applications is to submit your comments online:
You will receive an immediate email acknowledgement.
By law all comments are open to public inspection as they form part of the statutory register for planning applications. Whilst we redact certain types of personal data you provide such as your name, address, postcode, email address and signature – please note that the comments you make are in an open text box and are not able to be redacted. This means that they will be visible to the public at large. So please do not put any personal data or sensitive data (such as health or financial information) in this box which could be capable of identifying you.
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. You can also register to speak at planning committee.
Everybody who has written to us about an application will be informed of the decision. Where we receive a petition on a planning application, we will only contact the petition organiser.