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Search, View or Comment on a Planning Application

Once a submitted application is valid it will be available for public inspection. This page advises how to search for, view and comment on planning applications

Viewing the plans in person

The planning reception at the Council's Market Street offices have copies of all applications currently being determined.

Viewing the plans online

For help locating plans online, please see doc icon How to find planning applications online [5Mb]

View or Comment on an Application allows you to view details of planning applications being considered by the Council including the plans (and amended plans) as well as some planning history. You may also view the weekly list of applications submitted.

Letters of representation and consultations are also available here until a decision is taken on the application.  

Copies of decision notices issued since December 2005 are also available. For recent applications, decision notices can be viewed shortly after they are issued.

The consultation stage

All applications submitted are advertised in 3 ways;

How to make a comment

Anyone interested in a planning application can make representation to the Local Planning Authority by submitting comments online using  View or Comment on an Application,  by emailing planapps@westberks.gov.uk or in writing to the Head of Planning and Countryside. Please ensure that the application number is provided with your comments so that they can be processed quickly. You may still submit comments by email to Planapps@westberks.gov.uk if the application is yet to be determined, even if the date for comments has expired on the online record.

Please read the information about Your Personal Data before submitting comments to the the Planning Department. Any comments made on an application (including personal details such as phone numbers) will be placed on the planning application file, which is a public document and may be seen by Councillors, the applicant and members of the public. They will also be published on this website. If you require your personal details to remain confidential and not to be displayed on the website, please follow the instructions in Your Personal Data.

Issues that can be taken into account

Planning Officers are only able to take note of comments relating to relevant planning issues. These include:

Issues such as the loss of a view or the devaluation of property are not considered to be valid reasons for objecting to a planning application.

This page was created on 30/01/2006 and last updated on 17/09/2013. - Print this page.
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