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Our planning system is undergoing essential maintenance from 3pm on Friday, April 29 until Thursday, May 5 and therefore it will not be possible to view applications online. More details.

View or comment on a planning application

Anyone can make comments on a planning application. All comments we receive will be considered, but only comments which raise material planning considerations can be taken into account when an application is decided.

All comments or objections are viewable on Planning Explorer, usually within 48 hours of being received by us, but they can also be viewed:

  • at our Customer Service Centre or appropriate parish council offices
  • via our weekly list of registered applications on our website
  • local residents can find the latest applications on My Charnwood

(We have prepared a User Guide to help you navigate your way around Planning Explorer)

Once an application has been made public you will have 21 days to submit your comments.

Unfortunately we cannot receive comments verbally, either on the telephone or in person, as all comments must be in writing and available for public inspection.

Comments can be submitted via email up until midnight on the expiry date. Please quote the application number when emailing, along with your name and address. Alternatively you can view and comment via Planning Explorer

Contact information

To find out more about commenting or viewing applications, you can contact our Development Management Team at the following: 

What happens to my comments?

All comments will be made available for public inspection which means they are not confidential. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact your Ward Councillor who will raise the issues with us on your behalf.

Anyone can comment on a planning application, even if you haven't been formally consulted, but once a decision is made only the applicant can lodge an appeal.

Only comments which raise material planning considerations will be considered when the application is decided. Therefore objections may not always result in planning permission being refused, because there are other factors which can outweigh the objections.

If the planning application you have commented on needs to be considered by the Plans Committee you will be informed when the meeting will take place, and you have a right to request to speak at the meeting. Any committee meeting dates shown in Planning Explorer may change right up until five working days before the meeting.

View comments made on planning applications

You are able to read all the comments received on an application and also check that we have received yours using Planning Explorer. If you know the relevant application number you can search for it by using the Specific Application search. 

If you don’t know the application number, you can perform a General Search to search by applicant or agent name, site address or date received to identify the particular application.

Once on the selected application's 'details' page scroll down to the 'View Related Documents' link at the very bottom of the page to access all the documents (including comments) relating to the application.

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