Planning Portal

Information Leaflet 3: Comment on a Planning Application

This leaflet will give you advice on how to become involved in the development management planning process and will assist you in making a representation on a planning application.  It also explains what we do with your comments.  It is simply a guide and is not intended to be a formal legal document.  If, when you have read it you are still in doubt, you should contact your local Area Planning Office where the staff will be happy to give you any help you need.
The purpose of the planning system is to facilitate and manage development and the use of land in the public interest and to ensure that development takes place in ways which will contribute to a quality environment and meet economic and social aspirations.
Our aim is to help you become involved in the planning process, particularly the development management procedure.  Publicity for planning applications, linked with opportunities for public comment and local Council consultation, are important parts in our decision-making process.
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