View or comment on a planning application

Public Access allows you to:

  • View and comment on local authority planning applications (see guidance below) 
  • See any related appeals
  • Search for details of individual properties including property history details

Search for a planning application

How to comment on a planning application

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 in Public Access

Comments can be submitted or you can check the progress of an application online via Public Access.

Please note that 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.

Development Management
Technical Services
Salford Civic Centre
Chorley Road
M27 5AS

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).

What can be considered in determining a planning application

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:

  • government advice as set out in circulars and planning policy guidance notes
  • local planning policies - the Salford City Council Unitary Development Plan sets out the council's planning policies and in addition there are our other local planning policies  
  • other planning issues:
    • comments from consultees
    • comments from neighbours
    • the council can only take into account those comments based directly relevant to the planning process including loss of amenity, privacy, outlook, traffic, noise and nuisance


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.

Planning applications published on this website are subject to copyright restrictions.

Data protection

The council is committed to ensuring that we are transparent about the ways in which we use your personal information and that we have the right controls in place to ensure it is used responsibly and is kept safe from inappropriate access, theft or misuseOur building control and planning  privacy notice, which can be found under the Place heading on the data protection page, explains how we use your data.

Downloadable documents

If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.

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