Commenting on a planning application

The information below will help you understand what types of comments we can consider and how to make a comment.

What types of comments can we consider?

You can support or object to a proposal, or you can simply raise an issue or concern without being in favour of or against the application. We can only consider comments that are directly related to the actual proposals. These are known as ‘material considerations’.

For instance, we can consider comments that concern:

  • the design, size and height of new buildings or extensions
  • the impact of new uses of buildings or of land
  • loss of light and the privacy of neighbours
  • access for disabled people
  • the impact of noise from plant equipment
  • noise from new uses
  • the impact of development on traffic parking and road safety

Issues that may be of concern to you, but which planning officers cannot consider, include :

  • disputes about civil matters, such as building freeholds or the 'right to light'
  • loss of property value
  • issues which are dealt with by other forms of law, such as party wall matters

How do I make a comment on a planning application?

Use the planning application search to view a planning application and comment using the "add comments here" link. 

If the formal consultation period has ended the "add comments here" link will not be available, but if we have not already made a final decision on the application you can still comment on an application by email to the planning and information service. You can also add an attachment to your comment.

You can also write to: Development Managment, Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, WC1H 9JE.

What happens to my comments?

Your comments will be made publicly available online. This will include your name and address but we will not display your telephone number or email address.

We will take steps to ensure any other personal or sensitive information as defined by the Data Protection Act  is removed where appropriate, however if you have any specific concerns about the publication of any data you have submitted please contact us.

Read our privacy statement for more information

You can check to see if your comments have been logged by searching for them under the planning application reference

We will read all comments that are received. During the assessment, we will take into account the concerns which relate to the proposal. We may request changes to the proposals or add planning controls to reduce their impact.

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