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Search and comment on planning applications and register for email notifications

Find out how to search all planning applications and decisions, comment on current applications and set up email notifications.

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.

Published: 24 December 2020

Last updated: 28 November 2022