Here’s where to find an existing planning application and comment on it.
To make sure we don’t misunderstand your comments, we can only accept them in writing. Your comments will appear publicly on the planning application’s webpage.
If you are emailing or sending a letter, please quote the planning application reference number, the address of the site and the name of the case officer, all of which you will find on the planning application’s webpage.
We don’t acknowledge or respond to comments directly, due to the high numbers we receive.
It might take up to two working days for your comments to appear on the website.
The sooner you send in your comments, the more time we have to make sure they’re taken in to account.
If others share your opinion, it might make your comments more effective if you organise a petition.
A petition should include the names, addresses and the objections or supporting comments of those signing it. It is better to have a petition with a small number of signatures from residents who will be affected by the application than one signed by a large number of people who live far away from the affected area and/or will not be affected by the proposal.
When we decide applications, we can only take into account what is known as ‘material planning considerations’. These include:
We cannot take into account:
If you have strong views either supporting or opposing an application, you may like to contact your district councillor. You can find their contact details here on our website.