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Guide on how to comment

We aim to have all documents relating to new planning applications available to view online within 5 working days of the planning application being deemed valid and, where applicable, the start of the consultation period.

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 be online.

Make a comment on a planning application

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.

Alternatively, you can email or post comment to us quoting the application reference number.  We can't 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 them.  If you would like to do so, please state this clearly at the top of your correspondence, when you submit your comments. The committee only considers a minority of cases. Most with most cases are decided by senior planning officers under duly authorised powers.

What happens with your 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 can ask 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 from January 2006
  • The planning enforcement register holds information from April 2006.

You can view plans for current applications online.  If you don’t have access to a computer at home there are computers available for viewing applications in libraries and at the Planning Reception, Barnet House, 1255 High Rd, Whetstone, London N20 0EJ Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm and  2pm to 5pm, excluding bank holidays and the period between Christmas and the New Year.  There is no facility to view paper plans of applications received electronically.

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.


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.


  • Development and Regulatory Services
  • Barnet House, 1255 High Road, Whetstone, London N20 0EJ
  • Tel: 020 8359 3000
  • Email: planning.enquiry@barnet.gov.uk

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