Commenting On Planning Applications

How do I comment on an application?

Letters of objection or support should be sent directly to the planning officer at Mendip District Council, you should always quote the planning reference number. Comments can be submitted online or in writing. Click on the link for more information http://www.mendip.gov.uk/article/3203/Applications-Comments–Decisions

Where can I see a copy of the plans?

You can review a summary of each representation made on planning applications and view some of the planning history for properties and related development constraints.

You can find information about planning applications, including application forms, plans and decisions using the planning search facility on Mendips website.

A hard copy of the plans can also be viewed at the town council offices, we only keep them for a short period of time, so it’s best to ring and check that we have them.

How can I campaign against an application?

Many people often feel they should do more than just write to the planning officer to object to an application, particularly for larger applications where lots of residents will be affected. PAG is keen to work with residents and help them set up a campaign group and work with them on setting out their objections, publicity and liaising with the planning officer.

Who actually makes the decision?

Mendip District Council are the Local Planning Authority and they make the decisions, for more detailed information on the process, please click on the link http://www.mendip.gov.uk/article/2004/How-We-Deal-With-Planning-Applications