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View or comment on a planning application

We make all planning applications available for the public to comment until the application has been determined.

View planning applications

You can view planning applications online through our Public Access Service.

All plans, drawings and materials submitted to us are protected by the Copyrights Act. You may only download and print material for consultation purposes.

Comment on planning applications

The easiest way to comment on planning applications is to use our Public Access Service. 

Comment on a planning application online

You can also write to us. 

  • Planning Development Service
    Municipal Buildings
    Church Road
    TS18 1LD

We cannot acknowledge any comments that we receive and due to the significant number of representations received we will not answer any questions raised. All representations will be considered, summarised and addressed in the case officer's report.

We can only take comments relating to material planning considerations - such as a loss of privacy, of light or a risk to safety - into account. You can find out more about what material considerations are on the Planning Portal.

If there is an appeal on an application, all comments relating to it are copied to the Planning Inspectorate so you should only include information that you are happy to be made available.

Defamatory comments

If we receive comments about a planning application that are considered to be defamatory to another person, we will not include them in any reports or publish them on our website.

Including defamatory remarks in your comment on a planning application can put you at risk of legal action for libel.


If you think something is wrong

If you think the information on our Public Access System is incorrect, contact us so that we look into it and make corrections if needed.


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