Generally petitions are not given much weight in the consideration of a planning application or appeal. It is often better for individuals to write a letter explaining their own views. If you wish to submit a petition it will be considered provided that:

  • each page of the petition is headed with the aim of the petition
  • the names and addresses of those signing are provided and are legible
  • the comments are material in planning terms and clearly stated.

Please note that duplicates of a letter (the same layout and the same comments) may also be acknowledged as a petition.