Comment on a planning application

Updated 19.10.20

You can object to or support a planning permission application by:

  • Email: send your comments to
  • Letter: send to Planning Service, Development Management, Town Hall, King William Street, Blackburn, BB1 7DY

Please quote the application number in your comments.

Under the terms of the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985, any comments you make can be examined by any member of the public.

Comments should be received within 21 days of the date of the consultation letter or site notice.

Finding out about planning permission applications

  • You may become aware of a planning application that is of concern to you through articles in the press, community groups or by word of mouth. If you think an application of concern to you has been submitted please call us on 01254 585960 or visit our reception to find out if an application has been submitted.
  • You can search for planning applications that have been submitted on our Planning Explorer.

You are entitled to comment on an application regardless of how you found out about it.

Article 15 of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 sets out the requirements for publicity for planning applications. This states that an application for planning permission for development which does not accord with the development plan shall be publicised by a local newspaper advertisement and by site notice.


The Council will re-consult by individual letter or site notice inviting comments within 14 days.