What you can comment on Click to get info
You’re invited to comment on any of these matters:
- loss of light or overshadowing
- overlooking or loss of privacy
- visual appearance (for example, design, appearance and materials)
- layout and density of buildings
- traffic generation, highway safety or adequate parking
- noise, smells and disturbance resulting from use
- loss of trees
- effect on listed buildings or conservation areas
- relevant planning policies (eg, government policy statements, the London Plan, the local development plan and supplementary planning guidance)
What you can't comment on Click to get info
You can’t comment on every aspect of a planning permission submission. We can't consider these points:
- matters controlled under building regulations or other non-planning legislation (eg structural stability, fire precaution, control of pollution, statutory nuisances etc.)
- private issues between neighbours (such as, land or boundary disputes, damage to property, private rights of way, covenants etc.)
- loss of value of property (but the reasons why it might affect the value can be considered in their own right)
- problems associated with the construction period (such as hours of work, noise, dust, construction vehicles etc. Environmental protection legislation might be relevant)
- loss of a view
Comments can't be made on proposals that have a Lawful Development Certificate. This is a certificate which can be issued for alterations, extensions or changes that don't need planning permission (under 'permitted development'). Read more information about Lawful Development Certificates on the Planning Portal.
What happens after you comment Click to get info
The majority of applications are decided by senior planning officers.
If your application is to be considered by the planning committee you’ll receive a letter. It will tell you the date of your meeting and instruction about addressing the committee.
For further information, see our page on how we make a planning application decision