A step by step guide to submitting a planning application comment


Step 1:

Search & Find the planning application, using the reference


Step 2: 
Either Log in if you have an existing account or register for a new account.

Please only use real names & addresses, as incomplete or incorrect details will not be considered. The post code is also used to give more weight to the opinion of local residents or businesses.


Step 3:  Register, if needed.


Step 4:
On the comments tab, click 'make a comment'


Step 5:
Commenter type, select as appropriate.

Select if you wish to Object, Support or Neutral.


Step 6:

Input your comments and press submit.

Please see the advice below this.


Some general advice on comments, from ( https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/planning/view_a_planning_application/how_to_comment_on_applications/guide_to_commenting.aspx )

"The planning issues that are taken into account

We have a statutory duty to consider the provisions of the Local Plan and any other "material considerations". The most common "material considerations" include (the list is not exhaustive):

  • local, strategic, regional and national planning policies

  • Government circulars, orders and statutory instruments

  • previous planning decisions (including appeal decisions)

  • design, visual appearance, and materials

  • layout and density of buildings

  • loss of daylight or sunlight

  • overshadowing/loss of outlook (but not loss of view)

  • overlooking/loss of privacy

  • noise and disturbance from use

  • smells

  • light pollution

  • highway safety issues

  • traffic generation

  • vehicular access

  • adequacy of parking

  • loss of important trees

  • landscaping

  • nature conservation

  • intrusion into the open countryside/ Green Belt

  • risk of flooding

  • effect of Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas

  • archaeology

  • hazardous materials and ground contamination

  • disabled persons access

We cannot take into account

Many concerns cannot be addressed through the planning process, these include:

  • loss of view

  • loss of property value

  • breach of restrictive covenant

  • loss of trade to a competitor

  • the level of profit a developer might make

  • personal circumstances of the applicant (in most cases)

  • moral objections e.g. to uses such as amusement arcades and betting offices

  • matters controlled under Building Regulations or other non-planning laws, e.g. structural stability, drainage, fire precautions etc

  • private issues between neighbours e.g. land/boundary disputes, damage to property, private rights of way, covenants etc

  • problems arising from the construction period of any works, e.g. noise, dust, construction vehicles, hours of work etc.

  • the development is already completed "

Above from: https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/planning/view_a_planning_application/how_to_comment_on_applications/guide_to_commenting.aspx