Guide to Commenting on a Planning Application


This is an introductory guide to help communities and residents who may want to comment on a planning application.

How this guide can help you

The following six steps can be used to help find out more about a planning application and can help you comment on any proposal – whether this is in support of it or objecting to it:

  1. Read the Planning Application
  2. Decide your views on the Application
  3. Examine your Local Development Plan
  4. Examine the relevant Planning Policy and Guidance
  5. Put your comments in writing
  6. Gather support
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