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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, Burton Mail or Derby Evening Telegraph, depending on the site's location)
  4. The relevant Parish Council will also be notified as will the local NWLDC Ward Councillor.

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

You can view details 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 Customer Service Centre in the Council Offices in Coalville, between 8:45am and 5pm on weekdays (Thursdays from 9:30am); 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 or e-mail, quoting the application reference number, to the Planning and Development Manager at the Council Offices. Please endeavour to submit your comments before the date given on the notification letter, site notice or press notice though comments received after this date will still be considered up until a decision is made.

Please remember to include your name and address, whichever method you choose.

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

We adhere to data protection legislation in respect to what information is published online.

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