How do I make comments on or object to a planning application?

Once a planning application has been registered, the details of the application are made available for you to view via our Planning Public Access Service or at the Council’s offices in Ty Blaen, New Inn to see how it may affect you. All planning applications will be accessible through the Torfaen website and include a facility whereby representations can be submitted online.

Applications are publicised by sending letters directly to neighbours living closest to the application address, by displaying a notice at or near the site, by placing a notice in the ‘Press’ or a combination of all three. Anyone who wishes to comment may do so by writing to:

Head of Development Management
Torfaen County Borough Council
Planning & Public Protection
Tŷ Blaen Torfaen
Panteg Way
New Inn

By emailing: or via our Planning Public Access Service.

Any comments must be received by us within 21 days of the notification. You should note that all comments received will be open to public inspection. Be sure to quote the reference number. Please write the reference number of the planning application on your correspondence. If you would like to be notified of the decision you need to let us know. Alternatively all decisions on planning applications are placed on the Council’s website.

Please note, you don’t need to have received a letter from us to make a comment.

Last Modified: 31/05/2023
For more information contact:

Planning Services
Tel: 01633 648095

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