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 text comments, 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. 

Check the planning register – Public Access Register

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 3 minutes each.

If you do not want to speak at a committee

Your comment will still be reported to the committee if you do not speak. 

Find out more on how the council decide on planning application

For more information on planning decisions, including lobbying councillors, see our guidance note.

Download or view our guidance note 5 – how does the council decide planning applications? (PDF, 147 KB)