View and comment on planning applications

You can view and comment on planning applications online using the Planning and Building Standards online service.  A guide on how to do this can be downloaded below.

View and comment on planning applications

Please note that all drawings are subject to copyright laws, particularly copyright of the originator of the drawings, and can only be used for personal, non-commercial use. Any reproduction, modification or commercial exploitation of the content is unlawful and may be subject to legal proceedings by the copyright owner

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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