Making a Representation on a Planning Application
When we receive a valid planning application, members of the public may submit a representation of support or objection to the proposed development. All letters of representation will be uploaded onto the Planning Portal and will be available for the applicant, elected members and other members of the public to view and download. Therefore, personal information such as your name and address will be displayed on the public access. We can, if you specifically ask at the start of your letter, cover your signature, email address and phone number. However, your name and address have to be displayed.
It is important to remember that when reaching a decision on a planning application, only those comments that relate to planning matters can be considered. Therefore, your representation should concentrate on relevant planning matters.
A material planning consideration does not include such issues as:
- Issues covered by other legislation, eg permits; licensing and Building Regulations;
- private property disputes, for example, covenants; disputes over boundaries or access;
- moral issues relating to the proposal;
- reasons why a developer is making the application or their activities elsewhere
You should submit your representation quoting the planning reference number, for example, LA01/2015/___ and either email to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit to Planning Department, County Hall, Castlerock Road, Coleraine, BT51 3HS.
If there are changes made to an application at any stage leading up to the determination of the application, these changes will be available to view on the Planning Portal via Public Access.
If you would like further information, please contact us
0300 200 7830