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Comment on a planning application

How to make a comment and what can be taken into account

Have your say

Before contacting us, please look at the application forms and plans through Public Access. Note that there may be a delay between the registration of the application, and the uploading of the application documents.

Send your comments to or to the Development Services team at Fenland Hall, County Road, March, Cambridgeshire, PE15 8NQ.

Making a comment on a Planning Application

Comments that can be taken into account about any planning proposals include its:

  • scale, appearance and design
  • effect on the amenities of local residents (including loss of light, overlooking, loss of privacy, noise and disturbance)
  • impact on the character of the area and whether the use is appropriate
  • impact on highway safety and parking
  • impact on nature, conservation and trees (including the character and appearance of a Conservation Area)
  • effect on the special architectural or historic interest of a Listed Building

The Government says there are certain things that cannot be taken into account when we decide a planning application (known as planning considerations). These include:

  • loss of property value
  • boundary disputes
  • private matters between neighbours (such as covenants, rights of access and damage to property) and
  • trade competition

You can still comment even it its not your application. There is a time limit to receiving comments, but at their discretion, a Planning Officer may accept them after 21 days of consultation.