View and comment on a planning application

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Every planning application submitted to a local authority must undergo a period of public consultation. This allows you the opportunity to comment or object to planning application. 


View a planning application online

You can view a planning application online via our Public Access Service. Please use the guide to assist you.


Comment on a planning application

You can make a comment on a planning application in the following ways.

  • Post: Planning Development Service, Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD

However, in determining a planning application we can only take into consider matters which are material to the application.

View Frequently Asked Questions's regarding Material Planning considerations.

Due to the volume of representations we receive on each application any comments received will NOT be acknowledged. We will also NOT respond to any questions raised. However the representations will be considered, summarised when necessary and addressed in the case officer’s report.

Whilst every effort is made to update the information on each application, there may be occasions when there is a delay due to the exceptional volume of information to be processed and published.

Please also be aware, any comments you send to the council will be copied to the Planning Inspectorate in the event of an appeal, so you should only include information that you are happy to be made available.


Online planning disclaimer

Please be aware that we are not responsible for any information displayed on any website other than our own. If you have reason to suspect that the information on the Online Planning site is incorrect, please contact us so that we can investigate and make necessary corrections.

All plans, drawings and materials submitted to Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council are protected by the Copyrights Act and you may only download and print material for consultation purposes.


Defamatory comments

Comments relating to planning applications form part of the Statutory Register and the Council has a duty to make this information available via our website.

If we receive comments about a planning application that are considered to be defamatory to another person, these remarks will not be included in any reports or published on the Council's website. The author may also be at risk of legal action for libel unless he or she arranges to have the defamatory remarks omitted.


How to appeal your planning decision

If planning permission is refused you have the right to appeal the decision, or appeal against one of the conditions imposed on any approved application. A notice of refusal will always be accompanied by information about how to appeal.

If an application is granted planning permission, there is no 'third party' right of appeal - only the applicant has that right - however the matter may be pursued through a legal challenge in the high courts.

For more information about previous/current appeals and the appeal procedures please follow the external links below:

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