View and comment on a planning application

Comment on a planning application

You can comment: 

  • in support of an application
  • in objection to an application
  • any other general comment about an application 

You must make your comments within 21 days from the date of the notification letters to neighbours, press notice and/or site notice whichever is the latest to be published.

You can make comments in writing to the Planning Department, online via the Planning Application Search or via email to

All online comments and letters of objection to planning applications will be viewable on the internet. However, names, addresses, signatures, telephone numbers, email addresses, and personal information within the comments will not be published on the internet. 

Physical copies of planning applications can be seen at Nelson Town Hall.

Download a pdf version of Guidance Notes for Making Comments on Planning Applications.

In the case of an appeal all comments received are sent to the Planning Inspectorate. Where an appeal is dealt with via the expedited Householder Appeals Service there is no further opportunity to comment on the application.

Planning and Enforcement

Please leave a message on the answerphone and an officer will return your call as soon as possible. Messages are usually picked up twice a day.

Planning and Building Control,
Town Hall,
Market Street,

Tel: 01282 661333