Data protection laws have changed. Please read our planning privacy notice before you make comments on a planning application, and take extra care with your personal information.

Current planning applications

2. Comment on planning applications

You can make comments on planning issues only. The council can't consider non-planning issues.

This means we can't refuse a scheme because of construction noise, but we can restrict working hours to reduce disturbance to neighbours.

Planning issues Non-planning issues
The effect on a neighbour's daylight, sunlight or privacy The effect on property values
The impact on traffic, road access, parking and servicing Competition between rival businesses
The appearance, bulk or height of the proposed development Party wall disputes and fire escape matters
Impact like noise generated by the proposal Moral and religious issues
The potential loss of a valued local service or use such as a shop or a residential flat  


Submitting a comment

The quickest way to comment on planning applications is to:

  1. Search our database for submitted applications.
  2. Press the 'Make a comment' button in the top right-hand corner.

Comments will appear alongside the planning application and supporting documents on our website. We welcome your views and will email you once we get receive comment.

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.  

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What happens next

We'll consider all comments received for an application and may contact applicants suggesting amendments. 

Where applicants make significant changes, we may provide people who have commented a further 14 to 21 days to make additional observations.

Councillor decisions

Where an application is to be reported to a councillor for a decision to be made, all comments received will be available for public review 5 days before the planning committee meeting. 

People who comment will be told the time and location of the committee meeting. All comments will be summarised in the committee report. 

Everyone who wrote to us about an application will be informed of the decision. 

3. Planning Committee meetings and reports

View upcoming meetings

Our Planning Committees are split into 4 sub-committees which take place on a weekly basis. 

The Planning and City Development Committee meets only on cases of strategic importance or policy maters. 

The links below will take you to agendas and committee report packs for each subcommittee (past and present)

Planning applications Sub-Committee 1

Planning applications Sub-Committee 2

Planning applications Sub-Committee 3

Planning applications Sub-Committee 4

Planning and City Development Committee

To view the supporting documents for the committee cases, please search current applications.

Last updated: 18 June 2018
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