There are two ways to search for planning applications:
View a weekly list of new and recent planning applications and decisions within our district via our latest planning applications and decisions webpage.
Any comments you submit in response to a planning application will be;
We are unable to take into account any comments that are marked 'confidential'.
We reserve the right to return representations to the sender/author, asking them to remove offending information before it can be accepted.
This information will:
If this information is not provided we will not be able to consider your representation.
If you choose to comment by sending us an email, please send us your comments as an attachments to the email.
New applications, once validated, are normally viewable online within 5 working days of receipt of the application.
The allocated case officer will:
If you have any concerns or a mistake has been made, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the application reference and document details and we will investigate.
In the event of an appeal, your representations will be forwarded to the planning Inspectorate and the appellant.
The planning Inspectorate may publish appeal documentation, including copies of representations received, on the Planning Portal.
All information provided in your representation, including your name and address, will be published.
If you object to publication in this way, contact the Planning Inspectorate directly giving them details of the appeal reference number.
DO COMMENT ON:
DON’T COMMENT ON:
Principle of development e.g. loss of a valued service such as a church or shop.
Adjoining properties will be overshadowed through loss of daylight or sunlight, overlooked or the scheme will be overbearing through the appearance, bulk or height.
Effects on the area (e.g. density, layout, siting, design and external appearance of buildings and landscaping) are not in keeping with the surrounding area.
The effects on a designated area or building – e.g. Green Belt, Conservation Areas, Listed Building, Ancient Monuments, Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
Loss of trees and hedges.
There will be an increase in noise, smells or fumes generated by the proposal.
Ensuring there is adequate car parking, cycle, refuse and storage facilities.
New roads and access are safe for road users and pedestrians.
Loss of protected species such as bats, badgers, owls, great crested newts and birds.
Enjoyment of public rights of way.
There is insufficient surface water, foul water drainage and flooding issues.
Any advertisement would be too brightly lit or too large.
The loss of a private view from your property.
Boundary disputes between neighbours.
Loss of trade from competing businesses.
Loss of value to your property.
Moral objections – e.g. to betting shops or amusement arcades.
Personal circumstances – e.g. a personal dislike of the developer.
Photographs of your property, neighbours property, people or number plates.
Matters controlled by other legislation – e.g. structural issues covered by Building Regulations.
Offensive statements that have a negative impact on a person’s reputation personally or within their trade, profession or business.
Comments that discriminate on the grounds of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability
If you have recently used our Planning Service, we would be interested to hear your views and any suggestions that you may wish to make.
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