Notification of planning application
When we receive a planning application, we need to give members of the public an opportunity to comment on the development proposal.
We do this by:
- Neighbour notification letters
We send letters to occupiers whose property immediately adjoins the site, and other properties which the development may affect.
- Site notice
We put a site notice up outside the property, to make neighbours aware of the development proposal.
- Press notice
We publish a notice in the local press, which provides details of the development proposal.
- Applications register
We upload it to the online planning applications register, which allows you to search and view the application including all the associated documents.
If you have not received a notification letter, you are still able to comment on the application.
Not all applications use all the notification methods. The type of notification and consultation used depends on the type of application submitted and the development proposal.
For further information, view the Statement of Community Involvement.
Comment on an application
The easiest way to submit a comment is using our online planning register.
When commenting on an application, please include:
- your name and address
- the relevant planning application number
- address of the application site.
Considerations which may be relevant
We can only take into account 'material planning considerations' when looking at your comments. The most common of these include:
- loss of light or overshadowing
- overlooking/loss of privacy
- visual amenity (but not loss of private view)
- proposed use
- noise and disturbance resulting from use
- loss of trees
- effect on listed building and conservation area
- layout and density of building
- design, appearance and materials
- traffic generation
- adequacy of parking/loading/turning
- road safety
- contrary to policies in our Local Plan.
Considerations which are not relevant
We cannot take into account matters which are sometimes raised but are not normally planning considerations such as:
- private property rights such as covenants or rights of way
- boundary disputes
- the perceived loss of property value
- the loss of a private view
- private disputes between neighbours
- competition for your business
- the developer's identity, morals or motives.