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What Is A Planning Consideration?

Should you wish to comment on a current planning application, the following lists shows other considerations that will and will not normally be taken into account when considering a planning application


What is normally taken into account?                               

  • Relevant policies                                                             
  • Overshadowing/Loss of light
  • Overlooking/Loss of privacy
  • Scale/Size
  • Design/Appearance/Materials/Layout
  • Dominance
  • Highway/Pedestrian safety issues
  • Traffic generation
  • Site history
  • Noise/Disturbance/Smells
  • Local character
  • Conservation (historic buildings)
  • Loss of important open spaces
  • Drainage issues
  • Wildlife (particularly protected species such as bats or newts)
  • Landscaping and trees
  • Loss of important physical features
  • Potential conditions 


What is not normally taken into account?

  • Impact on property values
  • Private property issues such as boundary dispute, access rights, damage caused to your property by a third property
  • Matters covered by other legislation such as Licensing or Building Regulations
  • The perceived morals/future intentions of developers
  • Loss of a view
  • Competition (ie new competitor business starting up)



The above lists are by no means exhaustive but give an overview of the types of issues that would normally or not normally be considered.