Planning Objections

The planning system is intended to let all interested people have a say in a planning application. All members of the public are allowed to make objections to planning applications. 

If you are concerned about an development, you must submit an objection to the planning application for your comments to be considered. Please note that your objection is a public document and that the applicant will be aware of it.

Here are a list of issues concerning planning applications that you can object against:

  • 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.

Our team are experts in assessing a planning application and identifying if it can be challenged.