Comment on or view a planning application
How to comment on a planning application
- Our planning officers assess all planning applications on their own merits and against our guidelines and policies. They also take other Government and London-wide policies into account when making a decision.
- Their role is to form a fair and impartial judgement on the Council’s behalf.
- If you want to make a comment supporting or objecting to an application, it must be about the planning merits of the application. We can only take into account issues which are material planning considerations.
- If you have a specialist knowledge or a professional qualification that you consider relevant to the representation you are making, it would be of great assistance if you could indicate your knowledge area / professional qualification in your representation and also whether you would be willing to support the Council at any future Planning Appeal if necessary.
- Your comments must be in writing and include your name and address. The easiest way to comment on a planning application is online.
- To view how the Council process your personal information when commenting on a planning application please view our planning privacy notice
To make your comment online:
- Search for the application within our planning register
- Open the planning application you wish to comment on
- Under 'Comments' check to see if comments are still being accepted
- If the closing date for comments has not passed you will be able to 'Make a Comment'
- Your name and address will be included with your comment
- Your comment is not anonymous - it will be on the planning application file which is available to the public and copies can be taken
Material considerations are:
- highway safety
- flood risk
- appearance and design
- noise, dust, fumes, etc
- loss of light/sunlight
- scale and dominance
- nature conservation
- impact on natural environment – trees etc
- parking provision
Issues which are not material considerations are:
- business competition
- too many already
- loss of views
- damage to property
- where other controls exist
- devaluation of property,
- rights of way
- other private rights
- disturbance during development
- maintenance of property