Comments or Objections must be made in writing and can be sent to us via email, post or via an online form accessible from within the online planning application register.
Comments should relate only to "planning matters". Legislation and Government guidance describe these matters as the "Local Plan" and other "material considerations" i.e. the content of local planning policy relating to the area and the impact of the proposal on the surrounding environment and infrastructure. Applications must therefore be determined in accordance with the Local Plan, unless other matters indicate that this would, in the case concerned, be inappropriate.
Examples of planning matters which can be taken into consideration include:
All the relevant planning matters/issues raised in written representations will be taken into consideration in the determination of the planning application, whether the application is to be determined by delegated powers, or by the County Council's Development Control and Regulation Committee.
For applications to be determined by committee, there is an opportunity for objectors to speak and express their views in person at the meeting. Details regarding how to do this can be found by viewing the guidance leaflet below.