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How do I view and comment on planning applications within the National Park?

Applications are available for public inspection on our website portal or at the National Park Headquarters in Balloch. You can also see all recent applications in our Weekly list of planning applications.

Using the portal, you can search for and view details of planning, listed building and advertisement applications, as well as details on appeals of applications, consultations on energy projects and enforcement notices served.  You can search by reference number, application/appeal type, property address and map.

Who can comment on applications?

Any individual, group or organisation can make comments of objection or support for a planning application while it is open for consultation.

How can I comment on an application?

You can submit comments on current applications directly through our website portal, which we prefer, or you can comment via email to planning@lochlomond-trossachs.org, or write to us at National Park HQ (see address at top right of this page).

We can only accept comments that include your full name and address.

It is helpful to know your overall stance on the proposal. Please say if you are supportive, objecting or neutral and give your reasons in each case.

Any comments you submit will be made available online, along with your name and address, as part of the Public Planning Register. By submitting comments you consent to us processing your personal data (name, address, email address and optional telephone number) under data protection legislation; specifically its storage and use by members of staff processing this application. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by e-mailing planning@lochlomond-trossachs.org.

What kind of comments can I make?

In order for your comments to be taken into account they need to relate to material planning considerations, examples of which are:

  • parking or access
  • scale, massing, design
  • siting (location within the site) and materials
  • use of the land/buildings
  • residential amenity (noise, overshadowing)
  • public amenity and landscape
  • environmental impact
  • compliance with the our planning guidance and Local Development Plan

The following are not material considerations and cannot be taken into account:

  • personal interests
  • boundary or access disputes of a civil nature
  • loss of property value
  • obstruction of views

The author of a representation is solely responsible for its content and accuracy. Please note that any libellous, defamatory, or offensive representations will not be taken into account when applications are being considered and will be discarded.

I’ve made comments, what happens next?

Your comment will be acknowledged and will be taken into account as part of the decision making process.

Any comments you submit will be published, along with your name and address, and will be available for inspection and to be copied by any interested party.

Anyone who submits a comment will be informed of the date of the committee/ hearing if the application is to be determined by the Planning and Access committee.

Anyone who submits a comment will be informed of the planning decision once it has been made.

If you need any assistance or further information please contact us using one of the methods in the box above.

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