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You may have been notified about an application in your area or have seen a site notice or advert in the press about an application and want to make comments. Equally you may have heard by word of mouth. Anyone can make comments about any application. You do not have to be notified directly.
You need to make your comments to us in writing, either by letter or email via our planning application website within 21 days of the date of the notification letter, site notice or press advertisement. After this time you can still submit the comment if it is yet to be decided but the council can make its decision at any time after the 21 day notification period has expired.
You are strongly advised to check our website to see if the application has been decided.
If you are submitting comments through our website, we will send acknowledgement of your comment by email to the address provided. We will not acknowledge any other written comments.
You may be able to view details of planning applications currently being considered at your local town/parish council by appointment. Please check beforehand with your town / parish council to ensure you are able to do this.
The main thing to remember when making comments on an application is that we can only take “planning matters” into account when making a decision on an application. This is set down in current legislation and applies to the determination of planning applications across the country, not just in Newark and Sherwood.
Planning matters normally relate to issues outlined in current planning policies contained in government advice and the Development Plan for the area. Other examples of planning matters include:
Other matters (that whilst you are entitled to raise), which are not planning matters, cannot be taken into account when determining an application. Examples of non-planning matters include:
Please be aware that all information you send to us is public information. Your comments will be available for public inspection on both the paper and electronic file held by us. We will not display your name, address, telephone number or email address to the public.
If you are providing us with information about someone else, please make sure you have their permission before sending it to us.