All comments, for and against, an application are considered if they raise material planning considerations, as these can be taken into account during the assessment process. It is important to note that along with your objections we must also consider local and national policy that may affect an application.
Given the volume of correspondence that we receive, we will not acknowledge receipt of your comments or, as a rule, respond to the comments or questions submitted, but you can track the progress of the planning application online.
Before we publish planning documentation on our website, we will take all reasonable steps to remove personal (not business) telephone numbers, email addresses and signatures from planning applications, representations or other documents received as part of the planning application process. It may be possible for your name and address to be browsed through internet browsers and search functions such as Google and Yahoo.
We advise that you refrain from including details of a personal nature in your correspondence. If you are submitting representations online, there are some simple steps that you can take to minimise any concerns you have whilst ensuring that your comments will be noted:
- Do not include personal information, other than your name and address within the body of your letter or email. Signatures on paper representations will be obscured online.
- There is no need to sign your representation if submitting electronically, although your name and address must form part of the document.
- If commenting by email, send your representation as an attachment to an email, this will ensure your email address is not published. Please ensure that your name and address remains.