Details of all applications can be viewed on our Public Access website, you can support, object or make general comments here.
Your comments should be restricted to land use planning matters as these are all that we can consider. There are no formal rules that need to be followed. For further information on what issues are relevant to planning decisions, please see considerations when determining a planning application.
If we receive your comments in writing within 21 days of the date of the neighbour notification letter (or other advertisement/site notice), we guarantee they will be considered as part of the planning application process prior to making a decision.
Please do not try to make comments by telephone to the planning department. Planning officers are not able to consider comments from neighbours unless they are in writing via the website, email or by letter to the Planning Department, Uttlesford District Council, London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4ER.
If you are sending your comment by email to firstname.lastname@example.org please submit them either in the body of the email or as one file attachment only. For example, if you want to include illustrations, appendices etc they must be all in one single file with your comments (Word or PDF) if you want these published on our website.
Please make sure you provide the application number, the site address and your name and address. This is so we can pass on your comments to the relevant case officer. You can follow the progress of the application using the planning applications search facility.
All comments received on planning applications on the website for inspection are subject to data protection rules which mean that signatures, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses will be redacted prior to publication. If we consider that the content is potentially libellous or defamatory, contain abusive, obscene, or racist language or contain information which should not be circulated, we reserve the right to remove the offending information before publication, with or without the consent of the author. We will retain an unaltered copy of the comments on the planning file.
In addition, those commenting on planning applications should ensure that they are satisfied that the content of their letters would not open them to legal challenge.
Due to the number of applications and letters received it is not possible to reply to any issues or questions raised, or to provide further information other that contained in the application drawings and accompanying documents. But, if you make written representations, your views will be carefully considered in determining the application.