Comment on planning applications

Comment on planning applications

19 October 2018: Please be advised that we are still experiencing intermittent issues with the viewing of planning documents online and the submission of online comments. We are working to resolve this and apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please report any issues to

Making comments


The easiest and quickest way to comment on a planning application is to submit comments on a planning application via our online form. If you have the planning application number to hand enter it into the planning application search page, if you do not have the application number you can search the planning application database.

Please note that all comments, whether objecting to or supporting a proposal, are made available for public inspection. Any comments you make will not be instantly visible, please allow time for an officer to moderate, redact any personal information and upload it.

You can also submit comments to us by letter or email, contact details for this are below. A helpful guide that explains how comments can be made is available in the downloads section on this page. The guide sets out, for example, those matters which are relevant to planning and on which your comments may be considered and those which cannot be taken into account when a decision is made on the application.

Executive Director of Operations
West Lindsey District Council
Marshall’s Yard
DN21 2NA


Decision Notices

These provide the outcome of a planning application. Only a small number of decision notices are posted out. A copy is sent to the applicant (or their agent if one has been appointed to make the application on someone’s behalf). A copy of the decision notice is also sent to the relevant parish council or parish meeting and also to your local ward councillor. All decision notices are available online and if you have made comments on an application you can find out the outcome by looking up the application on our application tracker.

How Planning use your data

If you want to know more about how West Lindsey District Council Planning use your data, what your rights are and how to contact us if you have any concerns, please read our Planning Privacy Notice.