Comment On Planning Applications

Have your say. You can support or object to planning applications in your area

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

On advice from the government regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), all comments on any current planning application must be submitted on our online portal

Any letters sent by post or hand delivered to one of our customer centres are unlikely to be taken into consideration. 

See further information about changes to services.


There are a number of different ways you can tell us what you think about a planning application. Look at the application and plans in the planning application register before you make your comment.

Comment by letter

Write to: 

Planning, Transport and Regulation
Town Hall Annexe, 
St Stephen's Road
Bournemouth, BH2 6EA

Comment using our online form

Submit your planning application comments online 

If you submit planning comments on-line, you are agreeing to the terms described below under the Data Protection Act heading. 

What to include in your comment

Remember to include your name and address, the application address, and reference number (if you know it).

For more details, please see our guide to commenting on planning applications.

Data Protection Act

Please note that comments will be published on the internet. We are obliged by law to make comments about planning applications available for public inspection. Our Planning Service will endeavour to comply with the Data Protection Act. This includes the non-publication of telephone numbers, email addresses and signatures of those making comments about planning applications.

Your name and address will be published with your comment as this information forms part of the statutory public consultation process. It will also be used to notify you if the application is to be considered by the Planning Committee or if the application decision goes to appeal. We are unable to consider any comments that are made anonymously. Copies of your comments will be forwarded to the Planning Inspectorate in the event of any appeal of the Decision made by the Local Authority.

In view of our intention to publish comments to our website, you should ensure that your communications with us do not contain any unlawful, defamatory, obscene or offensive material, any sensitive personal information or plans, documents, images that are protected by copyright.