London Borough of Barnet

View or comment on a planning application

Use the links above to search Barnet’s planning registers for applications and enforcement notices. You can also make a comment on undecided planning applications still under consultation.

Making a comment

The easiest way to make a comment is to find the planning application you’re interested in and to use the associated ‘Make a Public Comment’ option.

You can also email us at or you can comment by writing to us at the address opposite. Please quote the application reference number in your letter.

We can only accept comments online, by e-mail or letter. We cannot accept comments by phone. All comments made are available for public inspection and will be considered before a final decision is taken. In most cases the application will be decided under delegated powers by a senior planning officer.

If the application is to be considered by a planning committee there’s an opportunity for you to speak to the committee.  If you would like to do so, please state this clearly at the top of your correspondence, when you submit your comments. It's worth noting that only a minority of cases will be considered by a committee: most cases will be decided by senior planning officers under duly authorised powers.

What happens with my comments?

Consultation letters are sent as part of the normal planning application process. You then have 21 days to comment.

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

When all the necessary information has been received and the consultation period is over, the case officer will write a report and make a recommendation. This will be considered by a planning manager or senior planner who has delegated authority to make a decision for most cases.

Applications to be decided by a planning committee will be referred to the relevant committee and members of the public, who have requested to speak, will be advised of the date and time of the meeting.

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.

The following information about planning applications and planning enforcement notices is available online:

  • information about current and historic planning applications, registered from 1965
  • electronic copies of application documents, including planning application forms and drawings, submitted since January 2006
  • the planning enforcement register holds information from April 2006.

Viewing planning applications online is provided in addition to the statutory service available at the 2nd floor Planning Reception, Barnet House, 1255 High Road, Whetstone, London N20 0EJ.

  • 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.

If a planning application is not available online, a paper copy can be viewed at the Planning reception in Barnet House, 1255 High Rd, Whetstone, London N20 0EJ

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/agents and, as such, any actions taken as a result of information displayed on the site are undertaken entirely at the viewer's own risk.

Please note the following:

  • please read our “Guide on how to comment on planning applications
  • we aim to have all documents relating to new planning applications available to view within five working days of the planning application being deemed valid and, where applicable, the start of the consultation period
  • new planning applications must be validated before they appear online.


All plans, drawing and material submitted to the council are protected by the Copyright Acts (Section 47, 1988 Act). 

You may only use material which is downloaded and/or printed for consultation purposes to compare current applications with previous schemes and to check whether developments have been completed in accordance with approved plans. Further copies must not be made without the prior permission of the copyright owner.

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Comments submitted on planning applications will normally be released under Freedom of Information Act if a request is made for them.  Personal information such as telephone numbers, email addresses and other sensitive personal information within the comment will be removed (redacted) but names and addresses will generally be released.