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How to comment on an application


How can I comment?

How to register and comment via the online planning register

Who can comment on a planning application?

Each application is publicised for at least 21 days and anyone can make a comment (known as a 'representation') during this period even if they were not initially consulted on the plans.

How can I comment?

Register and comment online

Launch the online planning register using the button below.

Search for a planning application

You won't be able to comment on a planning application until you've registered for an account.

Why do I have to register?

Any comments must be made available for public inspection meaning we cannot treat any comments as confidential.

If you do not provide your name and address your comments will be treated as anonymous and your views will not be taken into account.

Full details can be found in the copyright and personal data information.

How do I register?

Registration is simple, all you need to provide is your:

  • name
  • address
  • email address

Once you've registered you'll also be able to track applications, save searches and receive email notifications about tracked applications and new search results.

Alternative ways to comment

Alternatively, you can comment by post or email, giving the reference number of the planning application and your name and address (we can't accept any anonymous representations).

Please note that we cannot update you via post as to the progress of a planning application.

Where do my comments appear?

Comments submitted using the online planning register will appear in the comments section of the planning application.

If you submitted your comment via post or email, we will add your comment in the documents section.