Planning Applications: View, comments and decision

How to view or comment on a planning application or find a planning decision.

Please read our Disclaimer before using the Planning Search Engine.

Viewing Planning Applications

You can view all planning applications via our Planning search engine. (Opens in a New Window) (Opens in a New Window)

Find out about a planning decision

You can find out about planning decisions in the following ways:

  • View the planning application via our Planning search engine to see the current status of the application
  • Planning decisions will be automatically updated on the website 

Comment on Planning Applications

If you would like to comment on a planning application follow these steps:

  • Check the application documents, which can be found via our Planning search engine
  • Once you have found the correct planning application, choose to view 'Further Information'
  • Select the 'Comment On This Application' button
  • Select the 'Comment' form, where you can leave your views

What can be taken into account

  • Compliance with national or local planning policies
  • Design/appearance/layout
  • Loss of privacy
  • Loss of daylight/sunlight
  • Noise/smell and disturbance from the proposal
  • Traffic generation and access
  • Economic benefits

What can't be taken into account

  • Impact on property values
  • Boundary or other legal disputes
  • Loss of view
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Commercial competition between traders
  • Possible damage to property caused by building work
  • Access for maintenance
  • Matters of decency or taste

Can comments be sent by post?

  • Yes, but commenting through our website is easy and avoids the postage costs

Will all comments be publicly viewable on the website?

  • No - comments are not currently uploaded to our website but enquirers are entitled to view them and make copies of them - your comments cannot be kept confidential

How long do the public have to comment on an application?

  • Normally this will be 3 weeks from the start date of the publicity.  The deadline for comments will be displayed on our website alongside the details of the application.

Planning Administration
tel: 0115 917 7777