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Comment on an application

How to comment

Anyone can comment on a planning application. You can support, object or make a general comment, all of which will be taken into account when we make a planning decision.

You will need to find the application before you can comment. You can do this by using the application reference number, applicant name, or address.

When can I comment?

You usually have 21 days from the publicity date to make a comment on an application. The quickest way to do this is online, as posting comments to us can take much longer.

Advice and guidance

We can only take planning issues into account when looking at your comments.

Read more about what you can and can't comment on.

Publishing your personal details

If you make a comment, this must be put on public file by law. We won't reuse any information you provide, but this does mean:

  • your comment, name and address will form part of the planning application
  • your comment, name and address will form part of the planning application documents

We'll remove your signature, email address and telephone number before publishing your comment.

What happens after you comment

Any comments that have been submitted online will be automatically acknowledged and added to the planning web pages. If you write into us with your comments, they will be uploaded in due course but won't be acknowledged.