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Support or Object to Planning Applications

Planning officers take all relevant comments received into account before making a decision.

How to Comment on Applications

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You can also submit a representation objecting to, or supporting, a planning application in the following ways:

Before you submit your comments

Please read the following notes:

  • Please include the reference number of the planning application with your representation so it can be processed quickly.
  • You can submit a representation at any point up until the application is decided. However, we may make our decision at any time after the statutory consultation period of 21 days, therefore we would encourage you to submit your comments as soon as possible .
  • Please read our guideline on your personal data, our disclaimer and copyright before submitting a representation to the Planning Department.  
  • It is important to note that any comments made on an application (including personal details such as phone numbers) become part of the planning application file, which is a public document and may be seen by the applicant, other members of the public and councillors.  Comments will also be published on this website.
  • When making an objection, please bear in mind that planning officers are only able to take certain things into account, such as:
    • Possible conflicts with planning policies for the area
    • The height of a proposed building and whether it would overshadow neighbouring properties to an unreasonable extent
    • An increase in noise, disturbance  or in the level of traffic that would be harmful (this should relate to the proposal itself and not to building works)
    • The appearance of a proposed building in relation to neighbours and the area.  Issues such as the loss of a view, or the devaluation of property, are not considered to be valid reasons for objecting to a planning application.  

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