Following the posts on here about the planning application moving and only showing comments until 13 August I rechecked and comments from 4 - 24 August are on the old portal and comments from 25 August on the new so it would appear all the comments have been lodged. I have however sent an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and copied in the Councillors for the area (Peter John, Leader of the Council email@example.com
and Sarah King firstname.lastname@example.org
.uk) about a discrepancy regarding the number of comments in the two portals and asking for confirmation all comments will be taken into account.
In case it is of interest this is what I found on the portals when I went in
The two portals show differing numbers of comments on the application and although I understand this will change the numbers don’t make sense.
I looked at the old planning portal this morning and it showed 400 Comments (Objections 120, Supporting 277)
I then looked at the new planning portal which showed 290 Comments (Objections: 36 Supporting: 251) The portal was only showing 5 comments, the earliest from 23 August.
Two questions I asked of the Council were:
1. Can the Council confirm that the deadline for comments will be extended given the issues with the planning portal?
2. Can the Council confirm that all comments submitted on either the old or new planning portal and by email to email@example.com
will be reviewed before the decision is taken on the application?