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