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Comment on a planning application

Comments that have been received will not appear online until they have been checked and registered.

The quickest way to submit your comment is online. Comments received by email take longer to check, register and upload.

What you need to know

Your comment must support or oppose the application, it cannot be neutral. For us to accept your comment you need to register using your home address. Only send us your comments once. If you submit online, do not send the same comment by email or post. This makes it take longer for us publish them.

Only comments relating to planning issues can be considered when assessing and determining planning applications.

The public can see any comments you make online. Your name will appear next to your comments, but we remove information like your home address. Any comments we publish will stay online for four years.

We will not put comments online if they make remarks about:

  • the owner of a property or
  • anyone who can be identified

Comments will be checked for offensive language or inappropriate content. If your comment includes this, it will not be published.

What to include in your comments

You may include issues related to: 

  • a loss of light
  • overlooking or a loss of privacy
  • parking, loading or turning
  • an increase in traffic
  • noise and disturbance
  • a loss of trees
  • poor road access
  • proposals in the local plan
  • previous appeal decisions
  • local, strategic, regional and national planning policies

What you should not include in your comments:

 loss of property value

 private issues between neighbours

✗ loss of a view

 the impact of construction work or competition firms

✗ matters covered by other legislation, including restrictive covenants on land - restrictive covenants usually happen when somebody selling land wishes to restrict what the buyer can do with it

✗ ownerships disputes over rights of way

✗ the applicant's motives, character or personal circumstances

Submit your comments 

You will need to login to our public access system to make a comment. This is a different login to your MyGuildford account.

Comment on a planning application (opens new window)

We aim to make your comments available online in ten working days. During busy times this may take longer.

For more information about the location of planning applications, use our interactive planning map.