Where to find out about planning applications and decisions
All our planning applications are listed on our website. You'll need to find a planning application to:
- View the status of an application
- Comment on an application
- View a decision
- Register to get updates as an application or appeal progresses
- View building applications
You can also view planning applications in your local library.
View library locations and opening times.
Support or object to an application - send us your comments
We want to hear your views whether you're supporting or opposing an application. To ensure your views aren't misinterpreted, you must send them in writing for us to accept them.
Send your comments online
You need to search for the planning application and log in or register before you can send your comments. Please note that
the system may time out after 30 minutes and so you may wish to prepare your comments in advance. Send us your comments online
Send your comments by email or letter
Please use the contact details on this page and quote the planning application reference number, address of the site and name of the case officer.
Search for planning application details
We'll set a deadline for comments to be received with any letter, site notice or newspaper advertisement. If we receive your comments after this date you many have missed the opportunity to have your comments considered. We receive a high number of comments on applications and therefore are unable to acknowledge or respond to them directly.
If you have strong views either supporting or opposing an application, you may also want to contact your local councillors.
Find details of your local councillor.
Keeping you informed
You can look at the progress of an application - you'll first need to
find the planning application.
After a decision is made
Once a decision has been made on an application you can:
If the applicant appeals
The applicant has 6 months from the date of decision to appeal against a refusal of permission or against conditions imposed on a permission.
You can write to the Planning Inspectorate with your comments on an appeal unless the appeal relates to a householder application or minor commercial application which has been accepted by the Planning Inspectorate under the fast-track appeal procedure. In this case, we'll send any comments we received during the consultation period to the Secretary of State and you'll have no further opportunity to comment.
If the appeal is allowed, our decision could be overturned and conditions could be replaced or removed. However, if the appeal is dismissed, our decision remains the same but the applicant is still free to re-apply for permission with an amended proposal.
The Planning Inspectorate - Deals with the processing of planning and enforcement appeals and the holding of inquiries into local development plans and frameworks.