Planned work to our phone system

On Saturday 26 November, between 8am and 1pm, we’re carrying out essential work to improve our phone system. We will have less capacity to handle your calls. We will be back up and running after 1pm.

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.

Comment on a planning application

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.