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Search and comment on planning applications

Find out how to search all current and historic planning applications and decisions, and how to comment on current applications.

Published on: 24 December 2020

Last updated: 2 February 2021

Comment on planning applications

You can make comments on planning issues only as we 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.

What issues we consider as planning issues:

  • The effect on a neighbour's daylight, sunlight or privacy
  • The impact on traffic, road access, parking and servicing
  • The appearance, bulk or height of the proposed development
  • Impact like noise generated by the proposal
  • The potential loss of a valued local service or use such as a shop or a residential flat

What issues we consider as non-planning issues:

  • The effect on property values
  • Competition between rival businesses
  • Party wall disputes and fire escape matters
  • Moral and religious issues

Submitting a comment

The quickest way to comment on planning applications is to:

  1. search our database for submitted applications
  2. click the 'make a comment' button in the top right-hand corner
  3. to comment you will need to have registered for an online account

Search applications

Comments will appear alongside the planning application and supporting documents on our website.