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Comment on a planning application

Find out how to make a comment and what can be taken into account

Comments you can make

The Government says we can't consider certain things when deciding a planning application. These are not 'planning considerations' and include comments relating to:

  • loss of property value
  • boundary disputes
  • trade competition
  • private matters between neighbours (e.g covenants, access rights or property damage)

You can comment about its:

  • scale, appearance or design
  • effect on the 'amenities' of local residents e.g disturbance, loss of light or privacy
  • impact on the character of the area
  • use, and whether it is appropriate
  • impact on highway safety or parking
  • impact on nature, conservation and trees. This includes the character and appearance in a conservation area
  • effect on the special architectural or historic interest of a listed building

You can comment even if it is not your application. 

Making a comment

Please view the application forms and plans on Public Access before making a comment. There may be a delay between the application being registered and the documents being uploaded.

You can email comments to Alternatively, you can write to the Development Services team at Fenland Hall, County Road, March, PE15 8NQ.

There is a time limit to receiving comments. It is at the Planning Officers discretion whether comments are accepted after 21 days of consultation. 

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