How to view & submit comments on planning applications

How to view a planning application

  • Planning applications can be reviewed in person at Sutton Council’s planning department at 24 Denmark Road, Carshalton, SM5 2JG
  • Alternatively you can view the plans online.

How to view plans online

  1. We will normally provide a link to the planning application.  Sometimes changes to the link are made by Sutton Council and our button no longer works.
  2. If the view button doesn’t work, go to
  3. It is only the last 5 digit of the planning application number that is needed i.e. C2017/77886.  Press return.  Sometimes it comes back saying nothing found.  Hit return again and it then usually works!
  4. Scroll to bottom and click ‘view plans and documents’ and then the tick box for agreeing to their terms and conditions
  5. There will be lots of documents that are generically named either application, drawing or supporting information.  You will need to just work your way through these.
  6. If using a desktop to view, you can hover your mouse over a file and the name of it can be seen.  The Design & Access Statement is the main document to give you an overview of the application.


How to submit comments

Once a planning application has been submitted to Sutton Council, there will be a deadline to submit comments.  These can be submitted in various ways:-


  • Using the access information above,  scroll down and click on ‘comment’ instead of ‘view plans’.
  • You have the option to object, support or comment – please make sure you change to the option you want.
  • Type in ‘Yes’ to be able to submit.  You will then receive an automatic email confirmation.

By email:

  • Send you email to:
  • Please remember to put the correct planning reference in it.  You should receive an automatic email confirmation.

By post or hand deliver to:

Development Control
London Borough of Sutton
24 Denmark Road
Surrey  SM5 2JG

Ensure you use the correct planning reference in your letter i.e. C2017/77886