Comment on a planning application

Before you comment

Anyone can comment on a current planning application. This can be in support, to object or to make a general observation.

You should:

Your comments, including your address, will be:

  • in the public domain
  • published online
  • released under the Freedom of Information Act or Environment Information Regulations
  • reported to the Planning and Regulation Committee

In the event of a planning appeal, we send a case file to the Planning Inspectorate or Secretary of State. This will include your comments, if relevant.

Planning considerations

When you comment, we can only take certain issues into account. These include:

  • national and local planning policies
  • Government planning guidance
  • highway safety and traffic issues
  • noise, disturbance, and smells
  • design, appearance, and layout
  • conservation of historic buildings or trees
  • residential amenities or environmental impact

We cannot consider issues such as:

  • loss of view
  • boundary and ownership disputes
  • private rights of way and covenants
  • the effect upon property values
  • possible future development
  • problems unrelated to the proposal (for example, noise from existing activities)

How to comment

To make a comment on a planning application, you can:

Use our planning register

You can also write to Planning Services, Lancaster House, 36 Orchard Street, Lincoln, LN1 1XX

Your comments must relate to the application you have searched for.

To submit a comment, you must provide:

  • your name and address, including your postcode
  • the application number/planning reference
  • the site address
  • a clear statement that you are objecting/supporting or making observations

We do not accept:

  • verbal comments
  • anonymous comments
  • offensive or libellous comments

Do not include:

  • links to websites
  • personal information (for example, medical or financial details)
  • telephone numbers or signatures

We will not reply directly to any queries or concerns raised.