Your comment will be submitted to the planning authority and your address and stance will immediately be made available online to the public.
We will not display your telephone number or email address to the public.
Find out the outcome of an application
To find out the outcome of an application, you can check the planning register after the decision has been made on the application.
If a decision is made by a planning officer
Our planning officers will read all comments and objections carefully and check whether it is valid. Unfortunately, they can not respond with updates on planning applications.
If a decision is made by a planning committee
More complex decisions will go to a planning committee or sub-committee.
If you commented or objected to an application that is going to be decided by a committee, we will let you know by email or letter around 5 working days before the committee meets.
We will tell you the date, time and how to apply to speak to the committee.
What happens at a committee
There is one slot per application for objectors and one for the applicant or supporters. They are limited to four minutes each.
Find out more about public speaking at a Planning Applications committee.
If you do not want to speak at a committee
Your comment will still be reported to the committee if you do not speak.
The current central government target are that local authorities should decide:
- 60% of major applications within 13 weeks
- 65% of minor applications within eight weeks
- 80% of planning applications within eight weeks