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How to comment on planning applications

The following general advice from the Council web site may help if you wish to inspect and comment on a planning application:

Planning procedures

The Council cannot refuse or approve a proposal simply because many people oppose or support it.  Planning applications must be assessed against local and national planning policies.  The Council can consider issues such as:  undue loss of privacy or overlooking; loss of sunlight/daylight; effect on trees; access or traffic problems; need for car parking; unacceptable or incompatible use; noise; fumes; excessive height or bulk of buildings; inappropriate design/layout; and inadequate landscaping/means of enclosure.

How to comment on a planning application

Copies of current planning applications can be inspected using the Online Planning Register.   Applications can also be inspected during normal office hours (9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday to Friday) at the Planning Offices, at 24 Denmark Road Carshalton SM5 2JG where staff will be able to help you with general questions.

Anyone has the right to comment on an application.  Comments should be received as soon as possible, before the Planning Committee is due to meet.  Comments are best made in writing after you have seen the planning application, when you have an understanding of what is proposed.  Letters should be sent to Planning Offices, by email to [email protected] or you can make your comment via the Online Planning Register. You must always quote the application number and provide your full postal address. Anonymous letters and emails will not be taken into account.

If several other people agree with your views you may wish to organise a petition which should be sent to the address above.  Petitions clearly state the reasons for objection or support and must include the name and address of each individual and their signature.  The petition must also include the details of a person who can be contacted by the council on behalf of the petitioner.

Representatives who wish to speak in support of, or in opposition to, planning applications are able to address the Planning Committee at the discretion of the chairperson.  Further details are on the Planning section of the Council web site.