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Comment on a planning application

To have a say in the decision making process, everyone has the right to comment on most types of planning application. You do not need to have received a notification letter or email from us to do so.

You can support, object, or make general comments about an application, however, only planning issues can be taken into account. For details of what can be considered a planning issues, visit the Planning Portal website.

Comments that contain anything we deem offensive, discriminatory or libellous will not be published and will not be considered during the decision process.

All acceptable comments will be available to view on our website, so do not include any information that you do not wish to be made public.

We will assess accepted comments and, in light of them, may suggest changes to the application with the applicant.

  1. How can I make a comment?

    The quickest and easiest way to make a comment on a planning application is online using the button below.

    If you are unsure of the application’s reference number, you can find the application by searching by area or by the address.

    You will need to provide your name, address and email address when submitting a comment. Without an email address, we are unable to keep you updated on the progress of the application, any amendments or the final decision.

    For further guidance, view our video guide on searching and commenting on a planning application

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