How to comment
Comments may be made by anyone, regardless of whether they were consulted individually. We welcome any comments, whether in support of an application or objecting to it, although the council can only take account of "planning considerations".
These include matters like the effect on traffic or parking, the appearance of the proposal, overlooking or disturbance, loss of light or privacy, impact on the local environment and whether the proposed use is suitable.
We cannot take into account matters like loss of property value, private disputes between neighbours, matters covered by leases or covenants, the impact of construction work, and competition between firms.
Comments should be submitted as soon as possible, although the council will take into account any representations received up to the date it makes a decision. Comments should be made in writing, by individual letter or petition, wherever possible. Comments can also be made via e-planning emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments will be acknowledged by post within 3 working days of receipt.
What happens when you comment?
Your comments and opinions will be taken into account when we make a decision on the planning application.
Your comments will be placed on the planning application file, which is a public document, available for anyone to look at.
Your comments will be included in the Committee Report when the views are contrary to the recommendation of the officer.
Letting you know the outcome
It is not always possible to respond individually to comments, but if you have commented you will be informed of the council's decision.
A copy of the decision notice will be available to view on-line.
Only the applicant can appeal against the decision but, if an appeal is made, you will be notified and will then have the opportunity of making further representations to the Government Planning Inspector dealing with the appeal.