How to comment on a planning application | Oxfordshire County Council

How to comment on a planning application

Guidance for commenting on planning applications that we deal with.

This guidance applies to planning applications that we deal with: the management of waste or extraction of minerals, or applications for our own operational use.

For other types of planning application you should contact your local city or district council.

Before you comment

Before you comment on a planning application you should try to see the plans and application form, and make sure you understand what is proposed, eg what will it look like and how will it be used?

Useful tips on what to write about

  • Land use - is the proposed use of the land or building suitable given its location and surroundings?
  • Physical impact - what are your views on the appearance of the development e.g. materials, scale, height, character?  Will you be affected by the loss of daylight or privacy? What do you think of any landscaping scheme? Would you be affected by noise, smell or dust? What do you think of any landscaping/restoration scheme?
  • Traffic - what are your views on any arrangements for access and parking? How will the amount or flow of traffic be affected?
  • Community - how will local services and the environment be affected?

We usually cannot take into account:

  • fears about loss of value of property
  • boundary disputes between neighbours
  • problems that have nothing to do with the proposal e.g. noise from existing social clubs

Please note: offensive or libellous comments are not acceptable and will be returned to the sender immediately.

What happens to your comments

Your comments are passed to the relevant case officer. All comments will be considered as part of the application process.

How to submit your comments

You can view and make comments on planning applications using our e-Planning website.

Online comment form

You can find this on the ePlanning website.

File upload

Send us any relevant pictures or documents.

Files must be less than 50 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png txt rtf pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 50 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png txt rtf pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 50 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png txt rtf pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 50 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png txt rtf pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 50 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png txt rtf pdf doc docx.
Last reviewed
08 February 2017
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