View and comment on planning applications

Make a comment

You can view and comment on planning applications online using the Planning and Building Standards online service.

The public can also get involved in major development proposals before a planning application is submitted.

What you can comment on

Comments which are relevant to planning issues, such as

  • traffic and parking
  • appearance of the area
  • impact on a conservation area
  • setting or character of a listed building
  • loss of significant landscape features
  • noise and disturbance
  • effect of cooking odours
  • loss of sunlight or daylight
  • overshadowing
  • privacy.

These are known as material considerations.

We cannot consider comments on non relevant planning issues, such as

  • loss of private view
  • effect of the development on property values
  • building regulation matters
  • racist remarks.

Your comments cannot be treated as confidential.

Our guide to commenting on planning applications outlines how to ensure you make a valid comment. You can download this below.

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