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Comment on a Planning Application


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Anyone can object to, support or comment on a planning application.
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Most applications allow a period of 21 days for comments to be made. Any letters, petitions, objections, emails, faxes or comments received regarding any planning application are available for others to view online by searching our online planning search facility.

You can only submit your comments, objections and support, by email or in writing. We don't accept anonymous or telephone submissions.

Comments must include:

  • Date
  • Your name and address
  • Application number
  • Site address

How do I object, support or comment on a planning application?

  • Email - You can send your views to us at cynllunioplanning@conwy.gov.uk 
  • In writing - If you wish to post your comments to us, please clearly quote the application number (in the format 0/#####) and make it clear to us whether you are objecting, supporting or commenting on an application.

Letters should be sent to the following address:

Development Management
Conwy County Borough Council
Civic Offices
Colwyn Bay
Conwy
LL29 8AR

What can I comment on?

All comments we receive about a planning application will be considered, but only planning issues can be taken into account. These include:

  • Our Planning polices contained in the Local Development Plan (LDP)
  • Welsh Government Policy Documents such as Planning Policy Wales/Technical Advice Notes.
  • Principle - If you feel that the very nature of the proposal is inappropriate and that the use of land/property should not change.
  • Overlooking - The proposal would lead to previously private areas being overlooked.
  • Overshadowing - The height or proximity of the development would be such that unreasonable overshadowing would occur.
  • Disturbance - There would be unacceptable intrusion in the form of noise nuisance, general disturbance, odour etc.
  • Overbearing - The scale of the works means that the property/premises has an oppressive impact on surrounding areas/houses. Out-of-character - If the design and/or appearance of the development, its scale and use, is such that it appears to be out of character with its surroundings.
  • Highway Safety - The development may lead to a significant impact upon road safety, parking, manoeuvring, and visibility.
  • Historic Conservation - Impact on overall setting of listed buildings or conservation areas
  • Wildlife - Impact on local wildlife and protected trees

Matters not normally considered

  • loss of view/aspect
  • civil covenants or agreements between land owners
  • personal matters relating to the specific applicant
  • land ownership disputes (For example, objections that a development will encroach on someone else's land or breach a stipulation in the deeds of private properties, are not planning matters.)
  • boundary disputes
  • whether work has begun
  • changes to land/property values
  • construction noise

Publishing comments

In order to comply with its statutory obligations, any written comment you make about an application must be placed on the public register. Regulations allow the following information to be made available online and it may therefore be possible for your name and address to be browsed through internet browsers.

  • your comment, name and address will form part of the planning application documents.
  • anonymous and 'in confidence' comments will not be considered.
  • your comment will be published on our website including your name and address.
  • in order to protect your personal data, we will remove any signature, email address and telephone number before publishing.

The Council will not take account of, or publish (as appropriate), comments that are defamatory, racist or obscene, or which contain sensitive personal information (for example, matters relating to individuals' health, age or background or personal details of any children that are resident at a particular dwelling). Where a representation contains unsuitable comments, it will not publish that representation. Exceptionally, and at its discretion, it will publish part of the representation but remove the unsuitable comments. Where the Council considers that a representation contains unsuitable comments, it will usually notify the person who submitted that representation, but will not invite further representations if this causes a delay in deciding the planning application.

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