You do not need to have received a letter from us or even live near the application site to comment on a planning application, anyone can send us their comments. We encourage you to view the submitted plans and forms before you comment on an application.
Ideal if you want to:
- Search by application reference number, address, decision status or date
- Make a comment using our online form (find the application, then use the comment link)
- View important dates, plans, supporting documents and the decision notice
- Track the progress of an application
Only applications that have been made ‘valid’ (i.e. contain all the required documents, fee and a complete application form) will be shown on our website. If a recent application is not shown it may not be valid.
Or view our Planning Applications Map
Ideal if you want to:
- Look for any applications submitted in your area/Ward rather than a specific application
- Know the position of the site but don’t know the reference number or address etc
- Want to view the site boundary and its relationship to surrounding properties or features
What issues or concerns can I raise?
Read How to comment on a planning application for full information on how your views may be sought, given and used in the decision making process.
The issues you raise must involve planning matters such as:
- Impact on residential amenity (e.g. hours of use, loss of privacy, loss of light, over dominance, noise, traffic)
- Impact on the character and appearance of an area (design, appearance and intensity)
- Impact on highway safety (e.g. poor visibility, pedestrian safety, parking)
- Impact on community facilities
- Planning policies and proposals, or Government planning advice.
We cannot take into account comments on the following types of concerns:
- Personal characteristics of the applicant
- The effect of the proposal on property values
- Disturbances during building work
- Loss of view
- Private rights of way, private drains and other private easements and legal covenants
- Disputes over land ownership
- Commercial competition
- Building Regulation issues (e.g. structural stability, drainage, fire precautions, hygiene and internal space).
Please note that legally we must allow the public to see any comments we receive about planning applications. This means that we cannot treat any comments as confidential.
Other ways to view applications and submit comments
Planning application files can be viewed in hard copy at Ty Dewi Sant, St David’s Park, Ewloe, CH5 3FF. Please telephone 01352 703331 to request an appointment to view a file. Current files are normally available within 5 working days. Non-current files ( where a decision has been made) are currently stored off-site and you will be advised when the file has been retrieved and is available to view. Weekly lists of applications received and decided can also be viewed.
If you need to discuss your interest in a planning application in detail please make a prior appointment. Simple queries, however, can often be dealt with by phone on the above number.
Email your comments to:
firstname.lastname@example.org. As stated below, you must include certain information in your email.
Write to us at:
Head of Planning, Environment Directorate, Ty Dewi Sant, St. Davids Park, Ewloe, CH5 3FF.
You must include the following information in your letter. Failure to do so may result in your comments not being taken into account.
- Site address of application
- Description of proposal
- Application number (if known)
- Your name
- Your address
- Your comments about the proposal
The inclusion of your telephone number is not a mandatory requirement, however, should a Planning Officer wish to contact you it would be useful.