Register and comment online to a planning application gone to Appeal
To be able to comment online to a planning application that has gone to Appeal you need to register on the website.
This is simply and steps are shown below. Once you have registered you can continue to use your login details in the future.
https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk

This will show the Home page (see right).

Click on the Login, highlighted below in yellow if you have Registered already.


If you have not previously registered -  click   Register, highlighted below in yellow.



This opens a Create a new account page.
You must fill in the information marked with an *

Title, First name, Surname, Address and
telephone number.

Click NEXT.


On the next page you will make up your user name and enter a password, the requirements are shown on the right of each page.

You then click CREATE USER.

​Final step: Please now check the inbox of the email address you provided. You will receive an Account Activation email containing a verification link.
Click the link and your account will be verified. You will then be able to use the service.

WARNING! You must carry out the step above before you attempt to log in.


You should now be able to enter your User name and Password and Log in.

You have now entered the portal and can Search for any appeals you wish to comment on "make a representation".

You can enter the last 7 numbers from the reference given.
For example the Ocean Bowl appeal:
APP/D0840/W/17/3173376. Click Search.

This opens the page giving the details of the planning appeal, with the all important dates.

Click on Make representation.
You should then check you have the correct Case by viewing
the Case Details

Click Save and Continue.

You then need to confirm Your Details

Typically for a private individual choose
Interested Party/ Person.

Then click Save and Continue
If you are making an individual representation you are not acting on behalf of a company or group so select No

You then have 2 options:
You can copy and paste your comments (representation)
into the box provided, and or
submit a document - separate documents (Drag and drop files or browse and choose).

Click Save and Continue.

You then need to confirm you have read the statement and
tick the check box.

Then click Submit.

You should now see on the home page (when logged in) that you have made a representation (see below) My representations.