PLANNING APPLICATIONS – WHAT ISSUES CAN BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT

COMMENTING ON PLANNING APPLICATIONS WHAT ISSUES CAN BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT

The Council can only take certain matters into account when considering your comments on a planning application.

Issues that can be taken into account:

  • The proposal complies with the Council’s planning policies
  • A proposed use is suitable for the area
  • The appearance and size of a new building is appropriate
  • External alterations to an existing building are in character
  • Adjoining residents will suffer overshadowing, overlooking or loss of

    privacy

  • There will be any increase in noise and disturbance, e.g. from the

    comings and goings of extra traffic

  • New buildings have satisfactory access for disabled people
  • New roadways and accesses will be safe for pedestrians and other

    road users

  • A proposed sign is too large or unsightly
  • The works are in keeping with a listed building

    Issues that cannot be taken into account include:

    • Loss of view
    • Boundary and other disputes between neighbours
    • Loss of trade from competing businesses
    • Loss of property value
    • Private legal covenants

      Please note:

      The Council will approve an application unless there are good planning reasons to refuse it. Conditions may be attached to a consent to cover points which may be of concern, or the applicant may be prepared to amend the plans to overcome such concerns.

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