You can view electronic copies of planning applications, including application forms, plans and supporting information:
There is no requirement to register in order to comment on an application, but registering will allow you to take advantage of advanced features such as tracking applications and saving searches.
Our web software uses a time-limited ‘session cookie’ so that it can maintain a secure link between you and the Council’s website. If you are writing a long comment, it may take long enough to exceed the lifetime of that cookie. This will lead to an error message and your comment may not get through to us.
You can obtain a paper copy of the scaled plans for inspection at a more convenient time, but there is a charge for this service.
You can see any public comments, consultation responses and officer planning panel reports (where relevant) about a current planning application on our online planning system.
Representations can be submitted:
Please note that we require your full name and address, as we may need to contact you about the application if it goes to a planning panel. Your name and address will be public, but we will remove any signatures, telephone numbers and email addresses from material we display on the online planning system.
By law, all written representations are made available for public inspection. If you mark your letter confidential, it cannot be taken into account when determining the application.
We can only take into account planning issues when determining an application.
There is no exhaustive list of material planning considerations, but the following issues are likely to be relevant in most cases:
Examples of issues that are not planning matters include:
We do not send paper acknowledgements but if you use our online planning system you will receive an immediate acknowledgement by email.
All comments received are made public and will be made available on the internet on the online planning system. The applicant has the right to see what you have written. All comments will be removed from the online planning system once the application has been determined, unless there is an appeal.
For more information about how we deal with comments please refer to our How the planning service deals with your information page.
You can also use the online planning system to track and monitor the progress of any application you are interested in and be notified of any changes or updates by email. Further guidance about how to use the features available can be found on the online planning system help page.
Find out further information from the how planning decisions are made page.