Comment on or view a planning application
Make your comment
You have 21 days to comment on a planning application. You can check the closing date for comments on the full application within our online planning database.
The best way to ensure your comments are taken into account is to use our online system and comment within the 21 days.
If we can, we will take into account any comments we receive after the closing date. But we cannot guarantee that the application will not have already been decided.
To make your comment online:
Register an account on our planning portal
Search for the application within our planning database
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
Unfortunately, we cannot reply to individual issues or questions raised in your comments as we receive such a high number.
If you cannot comment online you can write to us. Please address your letter to the Development Management Team and include your name and address.
Please be advised of the following
Due to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Data Protection comments on planning applications form part of the background documents for planning applications, including the name of the person making the comment and their address.
All comments submitted on planning applications will be available for public viewing if requested. You may, therefore, wish to take the following steps to protect your personal information
Do not include signatures on letters
Do not include any telephone numbers on letters, or complete the field on the comments form
When submitting comments via email, send your comments as an attachment so that we do not have to publish your email address.
If you do not include your name and address, your comment will be regarded as anonymous. Anonymous comments can not be taken into account as a material consideration when assessing an application.
Will my comment make a difference?
Your comment will make a difference. We take into account all comments from local residents and businesses as long as they refer to material planning considerations.
But when we receive objections to a planning application, it does not mean that the application will automatically be refused.
Our decision will be made by assessing the planning issues and considering them against the relevant policies in our Local Development Framework (LDF). The LDF includes our Core Strategy, the Mayor of London’s Plan and accompanying adopted guidance. We also take into account national legislation and guidance.