Comment on planning applications

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Comment on an application

Anyone can make representations on planning grounds for or against a proposal.

This should be done within the statutory 21 day consultation period. Whilst we will accept and take into account written comments submitted up to the point of the determination of the application, a decision can be issued in some instances upon the expiry of the 21 day consultation period and therefore it is always advisable to respond within this statutory timeframe.

Online

You can comment on, object to, or support a planning application online. Each live application has a 'Make a comment' button available during the consultation period which allows you to submit comments and reasons for your support or objection. Your comments will be forwarded to the case officer dealing with the application.

Email

Alternatively you can comment by email to dcconsultation@lancaster.gov.uk. (preferably as an attachment). You must include the reference number of the application you are commenting on. You should receive an email confirmation within a few minutes of submitting your comments. If you do not receive a confirmation, this means we have not received your comments. If this is the case, consider submitting your comments online (see above).

  • Please do not send your comments in by more than one means (for example, online followed up by an email) 

Only one instance of your comments will be put before the case officer and considered, and emails and comments submitted online carry equal weight.

Last updated: 19 October 2017