Find and comment on planning applications

There is normally a 2-3 day delay before new comments made on planning applications are available to view online, but at times of high volumes of comments being made, this can take a little longer. Please be assured that all comments made about planning applications will be made available to view online as soon as we can.

How to find applications

The simplest way to find an application, appeal or enforcement notice is to use our planning application search or building warrant search

Planning applications  Building warrants

You can also search for applications near you on a map or on our weekly lists of applications

Guidance on using our online planning and building standards system

How to comment on, or object to, planning applications

You can tell us that you want to object to a planning application, or that you support it.

When you make a comment on a planning application, your comments are recorded for that application, and are made available online to the public with your name and address as supplied. Personal phone numbers, email addresses and signatures will not be displayed with your comments.

  • There is usually a 2-3 working day delay between comments being received by us, and when they appear online.
  • Online comments can be a maximum of 2000 characters long.
  • The system will "time-out" after 30 minutes so please be sure to click "Submit" before then to make sure you comments get to us.
  • You will have to register with our online planning system to make any comments. Anonymous comments on applications will not be accepted.

You can also send us your comments on applications by post or email to the local area office - find contact details here. Please include the planning reference number, and your name and address with your comments.

If you have any problems using our online planning and building standards system, or any queries please contact your local office.

Decisions on planning applications >

There are several ways you can find out about decisions made on applications -