Information for planning consultees

Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.


We consult individuals and organisations on planning applications.  Find out about:

  • the online planning register
  • how to respond
  • what happens after we receive your comments. 

Consultee Access

This is a tool which enables you to:

  • receive consultations
  • view planning applications
  • comment on applications (comments upload and you can view them online straight away)
  • receive notification of decisions.

We encourage town and parish councils to use this tool.

Our Public Access system benefits anyone wishing to comment on an application:

  • submit comments online which instantly upload to the planning system
  • you can view online immediately 
  • you know we have received your comments
  • track applications – if you have commented on an application, the system notifies you of the decision
  • you can track applications of interest without the need to comment
  • you can register areas/locations of interest and be notified of applications within that area.

Please use this link for the Public Access system: online planning register 

Commenting on planning applications

Please use these links for help with commenting:

The life of a planning application

These links help understanding of the planning process.  The online tool takes you from beginning to end.

Planning policy and supplementary information

There is a lot of information on our website that can help your response.  These links to other areas and pages could assist:

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