Planning and regeneration Commenting on planning applications

How to comment on a planning application

Anyone can comment on a planning application, but your comments must be made in writing. We do not accept anonymous comments so please provide your name and contact details. Please ensure that you have considered what you wish to say and that they are matters that we can consider in deciding the application.

Due to the high volume of comments we receive, we do not acknowledge receipt of comments made or engage in discussion regarding an application.

You can comment on applications using the following methods:


The best and easiest method to comment on a planning application is via our Public Access system, which will send your comments directly to the officer dealing with the application. You will also receive a copy of your comments by email if you wish to.

To comment on an application, select the 'Make a Comment' button or click the Comments tab once you have found the application using the search function. Your comments will not be displayed online but will be summarised in reports completed by the case officer.

Depending on the length of your comments, when you receive a copy of your comments via your supplied email address, it may state "comments have been truncated". This only refers to the copy in your email and we will have received the full text of your comments.


You can comment by email directly to the case officer, using the details provided on the notification letter or online. Alternatively, you can email your comments to making sure that you include the reference number of application you are commenting on.

By post

You can also send your comments to us by post, although this will mean we will not receive your comments as quickly as the other methods. Send you comments to the following address:

Growth and Development
Manchester City Council
P O Box 532
M60 2LA

Please ensure that you include the application number on your letter.

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