How to comment on planning applications
The Statement of Community Involvement is a statutory document that provides information on how members of the public and interested organisations can be involved in decisions on planning policy and planning applications. It was first adopted in June 2006. A revised scheme was published in July 2011.
It is Ealing Council's normal practice to notify neighbours of development proposals by letter, the Code of Practice for Neighbour Notification on Planning Applications provides details of the criteria used for selection of neighbour notifications.
You can submit your comment online via the public access portal.
- the comment text field is mandatory and unless this is completed you will get an error message when submitting your comments. You are also required to complete the address fields so that we can inform you in writing if the case is referred to committee.
- the online service is not available from 11:30pm-1am daily. You can comment by email to email@example.com or alternatively in writing to the planning services team.
You can comment on an application even if you haven't been formally consulted. We must receive your written comments within 21 days of the start of the consultation period. If the planning application needs to be considered by the planning committee, and you have submitted comments, you will be informed when the meeting will take place.
Comments taken into consideration during a consultation
Planning services can only consider planning-related comments:
design and layout
external appearance and materials
access for disabled people
loss of daylight, sunlight and privacy of neighbours
traffic and parking issues
loss of, or an increase in, a particular type of use of land
There are certain types of applications which do not require a statutory consultation:
- lawful development certificates
- tree applications
- screening opinions
- scoping opinions
- applications relating to details of conditions
Any comments received on the application types above would not be considered in the assessment of the application.