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How to comment on planning applications

Once an application has been validated and registered, we will consult a number of organisations. You can have your say too. 

We will provide details to statutory consultees (eg Leicestershire County Council, Environment Agency, Coal Authority).

The application may also need to be advertised. This is normally done in one or more of these ways:

  1. Writing to neighbours
  2. Site notice
  3. Newspaper advertisement (Leicester Mercury or Derby Evening Telegraph, depending on the site's location)
  4. The relevant Parish Council will also be notified.

The method(s) we use will depend on the nature of the development and the characteristics of the site.

Details of applications can be viewed at the Customer Service Centre in the Council Offices in Coalville, between 8:45am and 5pm on weekdays (Thursdays from 9:30am), or, where available, through the relevant Parish Council.

You can also view and comment on applications on this website through our 'PublicAccess' applications system. Please note that comments that are sent in may not show on the website straight away. The live paper file is the most up-to-date, and is available for inspection at the Council Offices in Coalville; you are however advised to check with the Planning and Development team beforehand to ensure that the file is available at that particular time.

Who can comment on a planning application?

Anyone can comment on a planning application, whether or not they live close to an application site, and regardless of whether or not they have received a letter informing them of the application.

The best way to make comments is online - but you can also write, quoting the application reference number, to the Development Control Manager at the Council Offices. Your comments must arrive with us before 10am on the date given on the notification letter, site notice or press notice.

Comments can also be made by e-mail. Please remember to include your name and address, whichever method you choose.

Any comments on an application will be available for public inspection and may be copied. They may also be copied to the Planning Inspectorate in connection with any subsequent appeal.

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