Find out what happens to your comments after you've submitted them.

Comments will not be acknowledged, but they will be available to view on the online planning applications database within 5 working days, along with the progress of the application.

All comments and objections will be considered alongside all Planning considerations that relate to the application. These considerations will often conflict with one another and it is our role to balance an application against planning policies and against other relevant factors - a decision that does not reflect your comments does not mean they were ignored.

If an application is considered by the council's Planning Control Committee you may have the chance to speak at the committee meeting.

Please note that any comment you make is kept on the case file and will be made available in full on request to the applicant or any interested party.

If the application is subject to appeal, comments are forwarded to the Planning Inspectorate.


Publishing your comment

By law, all comments received must be open to public inspection, including on our online planning database. Private information, such as names, signatures, email address and telephone numbers will be removed (redacted). However, a list of the addresses of those people who commented on the application is also published.

Any views, comments or representations must include the date, name and address of the sender and should clearly state the grounds on which they are being made.