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, although the council can only
take account of "planning considerations". These include matters
like the effect on traffic or parking, the appearance of the
proposal, overlooking or disturbance, loss of light or privacy,
impact on the local environment and whether the proposed use is
suitable. We cannot take into account matters like private disputes
between neighbours, matters covered by leases or covenants, the
impact of construction work, and competition between firms.
- A 'Duty Planner' will normally be available to answer general
planning enquiries between 10am and 1pm Mondays, Tuesdays
and Thursdays at the Malvern
Customer Service Centre.
We are on hand to explain proposals and give advice on how to
make representations. 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.
Comments should be made in writing, by individual letter or
Comments can also be made online by using the Public Access
for Planning system. To do this - firstly find the
application you are interested in and use the Submit
- 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 Committees agendas are published at least 5 working days in
advance. The meetings are held in public. (You can inspect a copy
of the Committee Reports under Documents.)
The council operate 'public speaking' at the
Area Planning Committee Meetings. ·If you have made written
comments, we will normally write to you to let you know the time
and venue of the meeting.
- 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.