If you wish to make comments on a Planning application you can do this by:


  1. Online Planning Enquiry Form
  2. Email Planning@erewash.gov.uk
  3. Post - Planning Department
              Erewash Borough Council
              Town Hall
              Wharncliffe Road
              DE7 5RP


  • All representations must be made in writing
  • Please quote the ERE/ Planning reference number for the application you are commenting on
  • You must provide your postal address to allow us to log your representation, as well as send you further communication about amendments to the application and the decision
  • The deadline for receiving representations is usually 21 days or 14 days for amendments, confirmation of the final date can be found on the neighbour letter you may have received, or the site notice displayed


Planning applications can be viewed on our website through the Planning Applications Search function.

Representations received are not published to our website, however enquirers can request to view comments made through Freedom of Information. When this is requested the representation is redacted of all personal details before being released.

Please note that by virtue of the provisions of the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985, any representations made are likely to be open to public inspection.

What is a valid objection to a planning application

We can only take into account 'material planning considerations' when looking at your comments. Examples of what is and isn't considered is shown below:

 Planning Considerations Not Planning Considerations 
 Planning Policies  The perceived loss of property value
 Loss of light or overshadowing  Private disputes between neighbours
 Overlooking/loss of privacy  The loss of a view
 Highway Safety, Traffic generation, adequacy of parking/loading/turning  The impact of construction work or competition between firms
 Noise and disturbance resulting from use  Restrictive covenants
 Smells  Ownerships disputes over rights of way
 Loss of Trees  Fence lines etc
 Heritage including Listed Building, Conservation Area and Archaeology  Personal morals or views about the applicant
 Design, appearance, materials, layout and density of buildings  
 Nature Conservation  

It is important to understand that the material considerations relevant to any particular application will need to be weighed in the final decision process according to their seriousness and relative importance.

Erewash Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP
0115 907 2244
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