Anyone can make representations on planning grounds for or against the proposal, but they are required to do this in writing. Representations should be received within 21 days of the date of the notification letter, site notice or press advertisement. The council can make a decision on the application following this 21 day period. If representations are received after 21 days but before the date a decision is made then they will be taken into account.
Comments can be submitted or you can check the progress of an application online via Public Access. Your comments made online will not be visible to other people using the site.
Alternatively you can send your comments in writing to the address below quoting the application number and address of the site to which the application relates.
Urban Vision Partnership Ltd
Salford Civic Centre
Anonymous comments will carry significantly less weight when the matter is being considered. The council does not acknowledge, in writing, any representations but does notify the writer of the time and date if the matter will be considered by the Planning and Transport Regulatory Panel (by a letter posted one week before the date of the meeting).
The council takes into account all representations but must make its decision on planning grounds only.
Hence issues such as loss of value, loss of a view, disturbance during construction, private rights of way and ownership matters are not taken into account and are matters that would be pursued separately either under other legislation or as a private matter. Planning grounds can still cover a wide range of issues and, by law certain matters must be taken into account:
All representations made in writing become part of the application file and are open to be viewed and copied by the applicant or other members of the public. Representations made cannot be treated as confidential or kept private.
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