Planning Permission Objections

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1. Planning Permission Objections

With every type of planning application people are given the opportunity to object if they do not approve of a proposed development. Once it the application is validated and registered on the planning portal there is a 21 day consultation period where neighbours or indeed anyone concerned can comment positively or object. 

List of common planning objections

You can object for any reason however here is a list of some of the most common reasons for planning objections;

  • Loss of light or overshadowing
  • Overlooking/loss of privacy
  • Visual amenity (but not loss of private view)
  • Adequacy of parking/loading/turning
  • Highway safety
  • Traffic generation
  • Noise and disturbance resulting from use
  • Hazardous materials
  • Smells
  • Loss of trees
  • Effect on listed building and conservation area
  • Layout and density of building
  • Design, appearance and materials
  • Landscaping
  • Road access
  • 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
  • Solar panels

All of these are technical reasons for objection to a planning application and could potentially result in an application being rejected. 

2. Can I object to my neighbours planning application?

Yes, you or an expert planning consultant such as Studio Charrette can object to a planning application if you do not approve for any reason and would like to see the application refused. 

However, it is important to bear in mind that not all planning objects are of equal weight. For instance, simply not liking your neighbour would not be sufficient reason for refusal however, loss of light or privacy might be. It is important to voice all your concerns however, technical objections supported by planning laws are essential to make the strongest possible argument. 

If you are unfamiliar with all of the complex planning laws you can instruct an expert such as Studio Charrette to prepare and submit your planning objection on your behalf to give yourself the best chance of success.

3. What if my planning application has received objections?

Firstly, it is important to note that planning objections are a perfectly normal part of every planning application and they do not necessarily spell doom for your project. However, it is very important that you address the concerns and respond accordingly. 

Some objections may have no bearing on your application at all while others could have a significant impact, either resulting in a compromised design or worst case a planning rejection. For this reason, it is important that your response is not simply an emotional reply but rather a well put forward counter argument. Your response should be supported wherever possible with technical planning law facts to give yourself the best chance of success.

If you are unfamiliar with all of the complex planning laws you can instruct an expert such as Studio Charrette to prepare and submit your planning objection on your behalf to give yourself the best chance of success.

4. Need help with a planning objection?

Studio Charrette who are a partner of the government’s planning portal can conduct a planning appraisal. This involves a chartered planning consultant researching the project to check the relevant planning and design policies, they also check the planning history and look for any hidden constraints. This takes about an hour at which point they can call to advise what would be required and answer any questions. Subsequently we forward the advice in writing.

There are never any guarantees with planning permission or permitted development, because ultimately only your planning authority can make the legal determination. However, with a planning appraisal we can let you know whether objecting or defending an objection would be feasible, assuming it is what the best route forward would be and the likelihood of success. As part of the planning appraisal, we can also advise you on building regulations, structural engineering calculations and construction.

Assuming the planning appraisal is positive we can then provide a quote for any services you want help with including architectural design, planning permission, building regulations and construction. Should you decide to instruct Studio Charrette can take care of everything for you from start to finish.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a planning appraisal for your project, contact us today and a member of our team will contact you shortly.

5. Price Match Guarantee

We fully appreciate any unexpected cost is going to be unwelcome, but you will be pleased to know our prices are so competitive, we offer a price match guarantee and in most cases the planning costs are insignificant compared to the development.

If there is a way to help you achieve a positive outcome our chartered planning consultants will give you the best chance of success. Equally if we think it simply isn’t feasible, while it may be bad newswe are obliged to give you frank and honest professional advice.

6. Choose Studio Charrette!

If you choose to instruct Studio Charrette, we will take care of everything for you from this point including preparing all the necessary supporting evidence, architectural drawings, submitting and managing your application throughout the entire process.

We will keep you updated from start to finish until we receive a decision, which thanks to our planning appraisals is usually positive. 

Don’t leave it until it’s too late!

If you are in any doubt about how to deal with Planning Permission Objections,
contact us right away to speak with one of our Expert Chartered Planning Consultants.

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