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Search planning applications

Details of all planning applications from approximately 2004 are available to view via our planning application search facility, including the application documents, planning decision, important dates and contact details. Decision notices from approximately 1992 are also available to view via this facility.

Our planning application search with comment facility is available between 7.30am and 11pm. Outside these hours, please use our alternative application search by clicking HERE.

If you encounter an error with either of our search facilities, please contact us at your earliest convenience.

Making a comment

All comments on an application must be made in writing. You can make these:

  • via our online service
  • via email
  • write to us at: Planning Services, Maldon District Council, Princes Road, Maldon CM9 5DL

When making your comments please clearly state the planning application number and the site address of the proposed development on all correspondence.

We can only take into account comments received that relate to planning matters. For example, this might include:

  • any damage to the amenities of residents caused by noise, smell, loss of light and overlooking
  • the visual impact of the proposed development - what it will be like to look at, but not the loss of view
  • the effect of the proposal upon the enjoyment of your home or garden
  • on the appearance of the surrounding area and upon highway safety

The following examples would not be considered as planning matters by the Council:

  • loss of private view
  • loss of value to your property
  • loss of acquired rights to light
  • loss of private access rights
  • land ownership issues

Only planning matters will be reported to the relevant committee.

Public access to documents and information

Please note that the planning application and decision making process is open and transparent. We are required by law to make all comments received available for inspection by any members of the public, including the applicant.

If you do not wish to reveal personal information such as your written signature, personal telephone numbers or email addresses, these do not need to be provided. You must, however, state your name - this can be typewritten - and address. Confidential representations cannot be accepted.

We reserve the right not to publish or take into account any letters of representation which are openly offensive or defamatory. Adverse comments of a personal nature are in any case irrelevant to the determination of a planning application: we will only take into account material planning considerations, of which we give some examples above.

A summary of comments received on applications submitted from 1 January 2016 will be made available to the public via our planning search facility. These will be redacted where required under the Data Protection Act, however your name and address will be made publically available.

What happens next?

If you do comment on a planning application you will be notified of the decision. Unfortunately, we cannot at present respond to requests to keep you directly informed of the progress of an application you have commented on. Please check our application search facility for progress.

Please note that the views expressed by individuals or organisations in comments made on planning applications do not necessarily represent the views of Maldon District Council.

By registering your details with us, you agree to us contacting you to advise you of any progress relating to this application, including the decision and any appeal that may be submitted. We will not use your details for any purpose other than this.