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Comment on a planning application

How will I know if an application has been made?

How do I comment?

Your views

Your details

Speaking at committee

Decisions

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How to make your views known on a planning application.

How will I know if an application has been made?

You may receive a letter or see a site notice telling you that an application has been made. However, we cannot guarantee that you will be informed in either way about every proposal that may interest you. Other ways of finding out include:

How do I comment?

To comment on a planning application, you need to do so in writing, within the deadlines given in the publicity notices. Comments received outside these deadlines but before a decision has been reached will also be considered.

You can do this by:

Your views

Say what you think, as plainly as possible. By law, we can only consider comments on relevant planning matters. Topics such as loss of views, property values or personal disputes with the applicant would not be taken in to account.

Your details

All correspondence received which make comments on a planning application is placed on the file. This file is available for public inspection by request at the Civic Centre and you should be aware that your letter may seen by other people, including the applicant. If you make any written comments on a planning application your address will be displayed on our website as a formal consultee.

Speaking at committee

The Planning Applications Committee is a public meeting which anyone can attend. If you wish to speak at the committee, please visit our Questions at meetings page for information on what you need to do.

Decisions

To find out how decisions are made go to our How applications are dealt with with page.

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