How we tell you about planning applications

Planning and building control

Here's how we let you know about planning applications:

  • notifying neighbours: we send letters to neighbours whose property adjoins the site, and also to nearby residents that may be affected by the development
  • a site notice may be put up near to the site
  • press notice: we publish a notice in the local press for specific types of applications (major, listed building consent, applications in conservation areas)
  • we publish it online: the planning applications register allows you to search and view the application, including all the documents that are associated with the case

We may also ask external organisations such as the Environment Agency and Transport for London for their views on a development. If the site of the application is near the boundary with another London borough, we may also consult that borough.

Some applications may not follow all of the methods above. This will depend on the type of application submitted and the development proposal. For more information read the Statement of Community Involvement (PDF)

Anyone can comment on a planning application. To learn how to do this, please see how to comment on a planning application.