Comment on a planning application

Information about how you can make comments on existing planning applications

Before you make a comment

You can view current planning applications on this website. In addition, planning applications can be viewed at Redcar and Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar. You may also be able to view applications at your parish/town council offices. Please telephone your local office in advance of your visit to establish if this is possible. 

Should you wish to comment on a planning application, please note the public consultat​ion end date of the application. Whilst any comments made after this date, but before the date of decision, will still be taken into consideration, you should aim to make your representation before the public consultation end date to avoid missing the opportunity to comment.

All comments received in respect of planning applications will become background papers (as defined in the Access to Information Act 1985) and will be published on the our website within the planning application documentation, being available for public inspection. By making a representation, you are consenting to your name and address being included in the planning file and online.

Ways to make comments

Through the online applications register

  • go to the Online Applications Register (via Search for a Planning Application) and select Planning Search.
  • find the relevant application you wish to comment on within the search and click on the application number. This page will then show a number of headers (or tabs).
  • on the details header/tab,​ there will be a button named 'comment on this application' (if the public consultation date has not expired) at the bottom of this section (you may need to scroll down).
  • click on this button and complete the form with your name, contact information and comments you wish to make. As there is a 5000​ character limit, you may need to put your comments into a document and add as an attachment.

When you are ready to send your comments to the authority, please click SUBMIT. When your comments have been successfully submitted the page will refresh with the following text:

'Thank you for your comments, they have been submitted to Redcar & Cleveland Council.'

Send your comments to the development management section

You can send the comments either by:

  • e-mail at
  • post at Development Management Section, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, Redcar and Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar, Yorkshire TS10 1RT

Please provide your name, address, contact details and if possible the planning application reference number and location of the application in question.

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