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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.

Please Note - The End of Public Consultation period date shown on the website under the planning application details is based on the earliest date a decision can be made following public consultation on an application.  This date is a live field and is updated throughout the application stage based on consultations, revised consultations, site notices and press advertisement dates, where required. Therefore this date is subject to change and if you are unsure or require further information on when to make your comment by, you are advised to check with the Case Officer who is dealing with the application.

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 and will be placed on our online planning register. We operate a policy where we routinely redact personal information before making these available online, this includes Special Category Data (e.g. supporting statements or comments or information about health conditions or ethnic origin).  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

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.