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.