Comment on a planning application

Who can comment on a planning application

You can comment on or support any planning application if you have grounds to comment on a planning application.

The application does not have to directly affect you. You do not have to have a letter notifying you of the application to comment.

Grounds you can use to comment or object to a planning application

Comments or objections must relate to planning issues. These include:

  • design of the proposal
  • impact on the character and appearance of the surrounding area
  • impact on the amenity of neighbours (e.g. sunlight/daylight, privacy, overbearing)
  • parking provision
  • level of traffic generated
  • environmental impact (e.g. noise, loss of trees/habitats).

Comments made in relation to non-planning issues will not be taken into consideration. These include:

  • property values
  • personal circumstances
  • "moral" issues.