Planning applications comments online
Important information when making comments
Documents submitted for consideration in respect of planning applications (for example: documents submitted as part of an application and representations relating to an application) are made available for inspection by the public, and can be viewed on our website, including personal information such as names and addresses. If you do not wish your email details or telephone numbers to be viewed please omit these or enclose on a separate piece of paper marked 'sensitive'. Avoid any details that could compromise your own security such as holiday dates or times when you will not be on the premises. On electronic communications do not show your email address or phone number if you do not want these to be viewed. We will always write to you should we require further information.
Your own name and address form part of the Statutory Register and must be available publicly for your views to be taken into account.
Whilst viewing planning application documents there is an option button on the screen to make comments electronically. These comments go straight to the officers electronic case file.
The comment link (Comment on application) is only available on planning applications documents where comments are accepted.
Please also note that:
- Correspondence will normally be on the public website, prior to decision, if it is sent using the electronic facility you reach when accessing the scanned case file or the postal system is used, unless such correspondence is received close to decision date. However, it is possible that not all of the information on the Officer case file is displayed in this electronic version and the reader is therefore advised to view the case file in the Civic Centre, if this is a matter of concern. The hard copy case file is the definitive reference point for all correspondence received.
- Copies of planning applications are currently only held at libraries during the consultation period.
- Copies of current planning applications can be viewed online. View weekly lists of applications made and decisions issued or check on previous applications and decisions.