We can only consider comments which relate to planning issues such as:
Comments on non-planning matters, such as the effect on property values, loss of a view or commercial/business competition can't be considered.
Comments of objection or support must be made in writing within 21 days of the date of the neighbour notification letter or before the end of the newspaper advert period (whichever is the latest). If comments are late or are only made on non-planning grounds, they will not be accepted. You can:
You'll need to provide:
Comments can't be treated as confidential because they are published on our website. However, personal details such as telephone numbers, email addresses and signatures will be removed.
Petitions of objection or support can also be submitted. A petition is regarded as a single representation regardless of how many names it contains. Only the lead petitioner will receive any correspondence in relation to the application.
We do not send out acknowledgement letters or letters confirming the decision. All of the valid comments we receive within time are published online alongside the other documents related to an application. Please allow 5 working days for your comments to appear online. We will consider these representations when we make a decision on a planning application.
A planning officer usually makes decisions but in some cases it may be up to a council committee. If we receive six or more letters of objection then the application will have to be considered by the Planning Applications Committee.