View or comment on planning applications

View, comment and track progress of planning applications in your area:

Please note: If you are coming to the council offices to view an application and it is not available online, we will need 48 hours notice in order to collate any files or microfiche.

Making valid comments

Keep comments focused on the merits or concerns about the development, such as:

  • how it will affect the surrounding area
  • highway safety
  • the design of the proposed development (what will this be like to look at?)
  • will the development affect the enjoyment of your own property in any way? (such as the garden)

Some matters will not be considered in planning applications and these are shown below. This applies across the country following a decision in the courts:

  • the effect on property value
  • loss of a private view
  • loss of acquired rights to light
  • suspicion about future intentions
  • personal circumstances of the applicant

If you need to speak to someone about a planning application or for general planning enquiries, please contact Customer Services - details are in the menu bar on the right-hand side of this page.

Asking questions at Development Control (planning) Committee meetings

To find out when planning committee meetings take place or to see agendas and meeting minutes for Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury, view the calendars shown below:

These are public meetings that anyone can attend. You will need to tell the committee clerk by noon the day before the meeting if you wish to speak.

For more information on having your say on planning applications and details of who to contact if you wish to speak at a Development Control Committee meeting download our Guide to having your say on planning applications (PDF)