Objecting or Commenting on a Planning Application

All comments, whether they be in support of or objecting to a planning application, are in the public domain and can be viewed by anyone. When commenting on an application, it is important to ensure you focus on planning related matters.

Examples of planning related matters are:

  • traffic and parking
  • appearance of the area
  • impact on Conservation Area or Listed Building
  • noise and disturbance
  • overshadowing
  • privacy.

We often get objections or comments which are not planning related matters and so cannot be taken into consideration, such as:

  • loss of private view
  • effect on property values
  • derogatory remarks about applicants or neighbours.

As mentioned above, all comments are open to public scrutiny and cannot be treated as confidential.

We can accept comments in writing or via email, although our recommended method is by using our online comments facility, using the 'Enter Comments' option. 

You can also use the above email address if you need further advice on how to comment or what are considered planning related matters.