What is a Valid Objection to a Planning Application ?

The District Council Planning Dept can only take into account 'material planning considerations' when looking at your comments. The most common of these (although not an exhaustive list) are shown below:

  • Loss of light or overshadowing

  • Overlooking/loss of privacy

  • Overbearing development

  • Visual amenity (but not loss of private view)

  • Adequacy of parking/loading/turning/access

  • Highway safety

  • Traffic generation

  • Noise and disturbance resulting from use

  • Hazardous materials

  • Smells/Odour/Fumes/Pollution

  • Foul water/sewage disposal

  • Surface water runoff/flooding

  • Loss of trees/Tree Preservation Orders

  • Effect on listed building and conservation area

  • Layout and density of development/building

  • Design, appearance and materials

  • Landscaping

  • Impact on landscape

  • Impact SSIs, AONB, UNESCO Biosphere

  • Road access

  • Creates a precedent for future developments

  • Impact on Tourism/Employment

  • Local, strategic, regional and national planning policies

  • Government circulars, orders and statutory instruments

  • Disabled persons' access

  • Compensation and awards of costs against the Council at public enquiries

  • Proposals in the Development Plan

  • Previous planning decisions (including appeal decisions)

  • Nature conservation

  • Archaeology

  • Sustainability

  • Solar panels

 

We cannot take into account matters which are sometimes raised but are not normally

planning considerations such as:

  • The perceived loss of property value

  • Private disputes between neighbours

  • The loss of a view

  • The impact of construction work or competition between firms

  • Restrictive covenants

  • Ownerships disputes over rights of way

  • Fence lines etc

  • Personal morals or views about the applicant.#

Please note: 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.

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