London Borough of Barnet

View or comment on a planning application

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If you wish to comment you can do so. Once you have found the application there is an option to comment.

The easiest way to make a comment is to use the application shown above. However, you can also object by writing to us at 2nd Floor, Building 4, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South, London, N11 1NP. You can also email us at

If you decide to make a formal objection, this will be placed on the file which is available for public inspection. Your comments will be considered before a final decision is taken. In most cases the application will be decided by a senior planning officer.

If the application is considered by a planning committee there are some circumstances where you may have the opportunity to speak at the committee. Include this information when you make your objection if this is something you would like to do. Only a minority of cases will be considered by a committee, in most cases the decision will be taken by a senior planner.

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What happens with my comments?

Consultation letters are sent as part of the normal process to neighbours and any interested parties that may be affected by the proposal. You then have 21 days to comment.

A planning officer will visit the site and also review all the comments made by interested parties. They may request the applicant to make amendments at this stage.

When they have all the information they need and the consultation period is over the planning officer will make a recommendation.

This will be considered by a senior planner who, in most cases, has delegated authority to make a decision.

Public Access disclaimer

Barnet Council tries to make as much information as possible available online about new applications for planning permission. This is to assist members of the public and others wishing to view and make comments on new applications.

Information available electronically includes:

  • textual information about applications and their progress back to 1965
  • electronic copies of application documents, submitted since January 2006. 

Viewing planning applications online is provided in addition to the statutory service available at the Planning Reception at the address opposite. 

  • plans for current applications can be viewed at the planning Reception between 9.00am - 1.00pm and between 2.00pm - 5.00pm Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays and the period between Christmas and the New Year
  • electronic facilities for viewing planning applications are also available in Barnet’s local libraries and at the planning reception. 

Technical problems and procedural delays can affect the availability of the online facility and there is no guarantee that electronic information will be available to fit in with consultation deadlines.

The online planning history contained within the site may be incomplete. It is not intended, and must not be used, as a substitute for carrying out a formal Land Charge Search.

The London Borough of Barnet accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions in the planning history information obtained using Public Access.

The information displayed within Public Access does not constitute a formal notification of a planning decision to applicants/agent and, as such, any actions taken as a result of information displayed on the site are undertaken entirely at the viewer's own risk.