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Valid reasons for planning objections

Relevant objections to planning applications

  • overshadowing
  • overlooking or loss of privacy
  • inadequate parking or servicing
  • overbearing nature of proposal
  • loss of trees
  • loss of ecological habitats
  • design and appearance
  • layout and density of buildings
  • effect on listed building(s) and conservation areas
  • access or highways safety
  • traffic generation
  • noise and disturbance from the scheme
  • disturbance from smells
  • public visual amenity, but not loss of private individual's view
  • flood risk

Irrelevant objections to planning applications

  • loss of value to individual property
  • loss of view
  • boundary disputes including encroachment of foundations, gutters
  • private covenants or agreements
  • the applicant's personal conduct or history
  • the applicant's motives
  • potential profit for the applicant or from the application
  • private rights to light
  • private rights of way
  • damage to property
  • disruption during any construction phase
  • competition or loss of trade
  • age, health, status, work patterns of the objector
  • time taken to do the work
  • capacity of private drains
  • building or structural techniques
  • alcohol or gaming licences