Anyone who believes they may be detrimentally affected by a planning application can object.

Objections are encouraged to be lodged within fourteen days from the start of the advertising period, however, objections can be lodged at any time before the decision is made. Objections must be in writing, legible, include your name and address and must also state how you think the proposal will affect you.

Objections can be lodged by post, fax, email or in person.

Guidelines

If you have valid grounds to object to an application, you can do so, even if you weren’t formally notified. All objections received are made available for public inspection during the entire application process. If you lodge an objection, you will be notified of the decision we make on the application.

To make an objection, you should clearly complete the details on this form and lodge it with council.

Council may reject an objection that it considers has been made primarily to secure or maintain a direct or indirect commercial advantage for the objector. In this case, the objection will not be considered.  

Please note objections are not confidential. As required by S57 of the Planning and Environment Act, council must make a copy of every objection available to any person to inspect, free of charge, during business hours.  

Petitions and multiple signatories

Petitions are counted as one objection, regardless of the number of signatories.  Separate objections are required from each petitioner if you wish to have objector status, otherwise only the first signatory OR any other person as directed, will be registered as an objector.