View/comment on a planning application
You can search for a planning application or decision to view all details, documents and plans.
You can view application files prior to 2000 on Microfiche in reception at Riverside House, Leamington Spa. To obtain copies of historical decision notices (pre-2000) please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the application reference.
- Simple search - by keyword, postcode, address line, reference number
- Advanced search - reference numbers, application details, application dates
- Weekly and monthly lists - search applications either validated or decided in a given week or month
- Search by property - check the history and details of a specific property
- Search on a map
- Works to trees
You may wish to support an application, suggest changes to it, or raise
objections. You can comment on
any application and the council will consider your views before making a
Please note that you will not be able to submit online comments for any invalid applications. Occasionally applications are subsequently made invalid due to the provision of incomplete reports, this will prevent you from commenting on an application you may have previously viewed. If you would like to verify this or require further information please contact us on 01926 456536.
If sending your comments by post, please ensure you include your full postal
address including postcode, the application reference number, the site address
and the case officer. There is no requirement to sign any letter you
Please do not send us comments on invalid applications as the application will be not complete at this stage.
Please note all comments will be on public view on our website. We display them on the website as soon as possible, but please be aware that there may be a delay of several days before comments can be viewed because they must first be reviewed by the planning officer for the application. Any responses that contain personal or offensive comments not related to the planning application will not be published on the website.
All comments should be received by the Council within 21 days of receiving notification or the posting of a site notice.
Guidance on commenting
There are many factors to consider when deciding whether to grant or refuse planning permission. Your views will be taken in to account, but might not override other factors. The following matters can be taken in to account by the case officer:
- Compliance with national or local planning policies
- Design / appearance / layout
- Loss of privacy
- Loss of daylight / sunlight
- Noise / smell and disturbance from the proposal
- Traffic generation and access
- Economic benefits
The following cannot be taken into account:
- Impact on property values
- Boundary or other legal disputes
- Loss of view
- Restrictive covenants
- Commercial competition between traders
- Possible damage to property caused by building work
- Access for maintenance
- Matters of decency or taste
What happens next?
After assessing the application and all comments made, the case officer will proceed to determine the application. Some applications may be decided under delegated powers (81kb, PDF) by the case officer. Applications which cannot be decided using delegated powers are reported to Planning Committee for their decision. If you make comments on an application that is to be decided by Planning Committee you will be notified in advance.
There is no right of appeal against the granting of planning permission and it is important that any objections are made early in the process so that the issues can be given the fullest consideration.
If an application is refused planning permission, the applicant has a right of Appeal to the Planning Inspectorate. Appeals may also be made if the Council has imposed conditions on a permission that the applicant considers unacceptable. If you have been notified of a planning application or have submitted a comment, we will notify you if an appeal has been made and your comments will be forwarded to the Inspectorate.