Objecting to Planning Applications

These Material Planning Considerations (extracted from the Government Planning Portal) are valid reasons for objection:
  • Overlooking/loss of privacy
  • Loss of light or overshadowing
  • Parking
  • Highway safety
  • Traffic
  • Noise
  • Effect on listed building and conservation area
  • Layout and density of building
  • Design, appearance and materials
  • Government policy
  • Disabled persons’ access
  • Proposals in the Development Plan
  • Previous planning decisions (including appeal decisions)
  • Nature conservation
These are examples of non-material planning considerations which are not valid reasons for objection:
  • The perceived loss of property value
  • Private disputes between neighbours
  • The loss of a view
  • Ownership disputes over rights of way
  • Fence lines etc
  • Personal morals, political views or views about the applicant.