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Commenting on a planning application
Who does the council have to consult?
- The council normally has to consult people who own or occupy
neighbouring properties to the one where development is
- Some applications are also advertised at the relevant site and
in the local press.
- People are usually given 21 days to respond.
How can you object to or support a
- Download our guide
to commenting on planning applications (pdf 30KB) . To use this
file you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have it on
your computer, please use our advice page.
- If you receive a letter about a planning application relating
to land or property near to your address then comments can be
passed to us online via our Planning
Online section. Please remember to quote the reference number
from the letter.
- You can also search for planning applications (if you do not
have a reference number). Just use our search
function and then add your comments.
- You can also give your views by writing to the case
officer (whose name and address will be on the letter) or send
an email to the address at the bottom of this page.
What happens to your comments?
By law, your comments must be available for anyone to inspect.
This includes publishing any comments received on our website via
the online planning system so your correspondence cannot be kept
confidential. The council will send a reply to all the letters and
emails received, so please provide your address, even if you send
comments by email.
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