Comment on an application and the council will consider your views before making a decision. 

Please note all comments will be on public view on our website.  The Council is required to maintain a public register and all comments will be placed on the public register. We display them on the website as soon as possible, but please be aware that there may be a delay whilst the comments are checked. We try to remove any personal telephone numbers, email addresses and signatures. Any responses that contain personal or offensive comments not related to the application will not be published on the website. If you do not wish for your comment to be published or placed on the public register, please state this clearly in your representation and the reason.


For information on how we handle and process your personal data, please see the environmental permit privacy notice.

What happens next?

After assessing the application and all valid representations comments made, the Council will proceed to determine the application. This power is delegated to the Head of Health and Community Protection. 

There is no right of appeal against the granting of an environmental permit 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, the applicant has a right of appeal to the Planning Inspectorate. Appeals may also be made if the Council has imposed conditions on a permit that the applicant considers unacceptable. If you have submitted a comment, we will notify you if an appeal has been made and your comments will be forwarded to the Inspectorate.