Note: All comments are open to the public by law. While we hide certain types of personal data, the comments you make will not be redacted, which means they'll be visible to the public. Please do not include any sensitive or identifying personal data.
What you can comment on
We make decisions on applications based on planning issues only, such as:
privacy or access to daylight for neighbours
the size or appearance of the proposed development
the impact on parking, traffic and access
noise, and other impact
The council will not consider non-planning issues, such as property values or moral issues.
Note: we cannot refuse permission for a scheme because of noise from construction. However, we can reduce the disturbance to residents by restricting work hours.
What happens after you comment
All comments received will be considered by one of our planning officers.
We may then contact the original applicant with suggested amends. If this is the case, and the applicants makes significant changes, we may give people who have commented 14 to 21 days to make further observations.
Where an application is to be reported to Planning Committee for a decision, comments received will be summarised in the committee report.
We'll inform everybody who has written to us about the decision. However, where we receive a petition on a planning application, we'll only contact the lead petitioner.