Information on planning applications
We advertise all planning applications on:
All planning applications, associated plans and documents are published on the planning and building application register.
For all applications we publish:
- site where work is being proposed
- description of work
- plans, drawings and supporting documents
- name of the applicant and agent
- final decision
- name of the planning case officer
- relevant Island Plan constraints
- dates validated, advertised, end publicity, site visited, Committee meeting, decision, appeal lodged
We won’t re-advertise the application if the applicant makes minor changes to their proposed scheme during the assessment process. However, we’ll include all new documents and plans on the planning and building application register.
You can register to receive notifications for any changes published to the planning and building application register in relation to an application, local area or Parish.
Comment on an application
You can comment on an application, support or object to it. You can submit your comments in writing:
We’ll acknowledge receipt of your comment within 2 working days.
Comments need to be submitted within 21 days from the day the application was advertised by site notice or in the gazette.
The publication expiry dates are displayed on the planning and building application register. We’ll consider comments received after the 21 day deadline if the application hasn’t already been determined.
We’ll publish your name and comments on the planning and building application register but we won’t publish your:
- telephone number
- email address
- home address or any information that links you to a specific property
Development and Building Control's privacy notice
Your comments will be taken into account when we assess the application but we won’t respond to any individual queries.
We’ll let you know if the application is approved or refused on the same day we inform the applicant.
If the application is to be determined at a public meeting, we’ll let you know at least 5 working days before the meeting. You’re welcome to attend the meeting and you may be able to speak for up to 5 minutes if you wish.
If we approve the application, the decision won’t take effect for 28 days to allow you time to make an appeal if you wish to do so.
Comments we can’t accept
When assessing a planning application we can't considered comments such as:
- loss of private views
- effects on property values
- personal disagreements
- boundary disputes, covenants or other private property restrictions
We reserve the right not to accept comments containing:
- statements relating to enforcement or compliance matters
- excessive personal information
- sensitive personal information
- opinions not related to the planning application
- defamatory or libelous allegations or statements
Comments we can accept
We can only consider planning matters when dealing with an application, such as:
- planning policies
- impact on the character of the area
- the design and character of a proposed building
- potential for noise and disturbance
- potential for significant loss of light and overbearing impact
- potential for loss of privacy
- traffic generation and road safety
- car parking