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How to comment on an application

Comments may be made by anyone regardless of whether they are consulted individually.  We welcome any comments, whether in support of an application or objecting to it, however the council can only take account of "planning considerations". 

These include matters such as:

  • The effect on traffic or parking
  • The appearance of the proposal
  • Overlooking or disturbance
  • Loss of light or privacy
  • Impact on the local environment 
  • Whether the proposed use is suitable

We cannot take into account matters such as:

  • Private disputes between neighbours
  • Matters covered by leases or covenants
  • The impact of construction work 
  • Competition between firms

Comments which contain racist, defamatory or derogatory remarks will not be published or taken into consideration.

Please refrain from making comments about the applicant or other interested parties. 

Do not use the online comments facility as a forum to exchange views.

Please ensure that your include your name, the date, full postal address and the reference number of the application you are commenting on.

  • Comments can be made in writing, by individual letter or petition to:-  Planning, Economy and Housing Services, The Council House, Avenue Road, Malvern, Worcs. WR14 3AF.  If a copy of your comments have not appeared on the website within 5 working days, please contact us via the e-mail or call the Worcestershire Hub on 01684 862151 to check whether or not we have received it. Thank you.



  • Comments should be submitted as soon as possible, although the council will take into account any representations received up to the date it makes a decision.


  • Senior officers make decisions on minor or non-controversial applications but if the application is to be decided by the Area Development Control Committees, any planning comments will be reported and drawn to their attention before a decision is made.


  • The Committee Reports and Agendas are published at least 5 working days in advance and can be viewed here.  The meetings are held in public.  You can also inspect a copy of the Committee Reports under Documents



  • It is not possible to respond individually to comments but if you have commented, you will be informed of the council's decision and any conditions that may have been placed on a permission.


  • Only the applicant can appeal against the decision but if an appeal is made, you will be notified and will then have the opportunity of making further representations to the Government Planning Inspector dealing with the appeal.
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This page was last reviewed 9 April 2014 at 14:57 by Sophie Chown.
The page is next due for review 6 October 2014.
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