Search and comment on planning applications
Search for a planning application
You can search for planning applications by reference number, location, dates and address.
Street name search
Please use quotation marks around the street name eg "10 High Road" for an exact search match
Comment on planning applications
You can comment on a planning application within 21 days of it being publicised.
Comments can be sent in as:
- we won’t accept telephone or anonymous comments
Comments must include:
- your name and postal address
- the planning application number
- the site address
- make it clear to us whether you are objecting, supporting or just commenting on an application
Why we publish comments
To make sure we are transparent in the consultation process we publish comments on the public register. Comments made to us about a planning application are available for others to view online by using the online planning search facility and will form part of the planning application documents available.
We will publish your name and address but we won’t publish telephone numbers, email addresses and signatures.
We will remove or choose to not publish defamatory, racist or obscene comments.
How to comment on a planning application
This is the easiest way to comment on a planning application. Find the planning application on our online planning search with the planning application number, street name or your location and click the “comment on this application" link.
You can email your views to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Please quote the application number and you will be sent an acknowledgement of your email.
You can post your comments to us (this will mean your comments will take longer getting to us)
Send your comment to:
Lynton House - 11th Floor Front,
255-259 High Road,
Issues we can consider and what you can comment on
All comments we receive about a planning application will be considered, but only planning issues can be taken into account when making a decision:
- our planning polices contained in the Local Development Framework (LDF)
- central government planning policy statements (PPS's)
- principle - if you feel the proposal is inappropriate and the use of land/property should not change
- overlooking - the proposal would lead to previously private areas being overlooked
- overshadowing - the height or proximity of the development would create unreasonable overshadowing
- disturbance - there would be an unacceptable noise nuisance, general disturbance, odour, etc.
- overbearing - the scale of the works means the property/premises has an oppressive impact on surrounding areas/houses
- out-of-character - if the design and/or appearance of the development, its scale and use, appears to be out of character with its surroundings
- highway safety - the development may lead to a significant impact upon road safety, parking, manoeuvring and visibility
- historic conservation- impact on overall setting of listed buildings or conservation areas
- wildlife - impact on local wildlife and protected trees
Matters that do not relate to planning and cannot be considered:
- loss of view/aspect
- civil covenants or agreements between land owners
- personal matters relating to the specific applicant
- boundary and land ownership disputes are not planning issues (for example, objections a development will encroach on someone else's land or breach a stipulation in the deeds of private properties)
- whether work has begun
- changes to land/property values
- construction noise