What happens once I have commented?
What happens once I have commented on a planning application?
Due to the large numbers of correspondence received the Council will not be able to acknowledge or respond to the comments that you have made. All relevant planning matters raised will be taken into account when a decision is made on the application. Your comments will be published on the web page. Please allow at least three weeks for comments to appear on our website.
If significant changes are made to an application
If significant changes are made to an application, further comments may be invited with a revised deadline set. Where minor amendments are made, especially those likely to overcome objections, there is unlikely to be further consultation.
In the event of an applicant making an appeal, copies of comments received will be passed on to the Planning Inspectorate.
Please take into consideration the following points when you may make a comment supporting or objecting to an application: Your comments will in due course appear on our website. Your name & address will be published but, in accordance with the Data Protection Act, telephone numbers and email addresses will be removed. Please ensure you do not include personal details in your comment text such as email addresses or telephone numbers. Please make sure that your comments are relevant, because you remain personally and legally responsible for them. The Council reserves the right to reject any comments which in its opinion contains comments that are deemed to be potentially libellous, defamatory, threatening, abusive or contravenes the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 or any other legislation. The Council will identify and redact/remove such offensive or defamatory comments.
Your name and address may be given to the Planning Inspectorate and the appellant in the event of an appeal, including an enforcement appeal.