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What is loss of amenity

what is loss of amenity

What are some Valid Reasons for Objecting to a Planning Application?

Planning Policy

    conflict with Structure Plan, Local Plan or Unitary Development Plan policies contrary to government planning policy guidance not complying with council’s informal policy guidance prejudice comprehensive development of an area exceptional personal circumstances

Special Designation

    loss of important Tree Preservation Order trees [n.b. most trees in a Conservation Area are automatically subject to TPO’s] ‘inappropriate development’ in Green Belt harm to landscape of National Park or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty / National Scenic Area threat to wildlife or geological features of Site of Special Scientific Interest conflict with character of Conservation area damage to historic or architectural value of listed building harmful to the setting of Listed Building destroying archaeological remains or monuments

Planning history

    losing important social beneficial uses reducing housing accommodation in areas of housing shortage other applications refused and no change in circumstances contrary to inspector’s views in previous appeal decision incompatible with existing planning permission

Site considerations

    over development insufficient garden or amenity land lack of private space excessive bulk or scale introducing unnatural features spoiling natural or existing

    contours incompatible with the design of existing buildings loss of important trees, hedge or other vegetation threatening a public right of way

  • insufficient parking spaces
  • failure to meet council’s access and on-site turning standards
  • loss of important wildlife habitats
  • harm to rare plants or animals
  • destroying traditional field patterns
  • loss of high-quality agricultural land
  • public sewers inadequate
  • risk of flooding or creation of flood risk
  • threat to health of occupants through previous contamination


    overlooking adjoining properties blocking natural daylight generating noise, disturbance, smells, pollution unsociable hours of operation

Surrounding Area

    dominating nearby buildings conflict with the pattern of development poor relationship with adjoining buildings visually damaging in the landscape or in the setting conflict with the character of the area environmental damage caused by vehicles inconvenience for pedestrians road system is inadequate prejudice highway safety loss of open spaces losing historic street pattern adverse affect on rural economy adverse effect on economy or businesses loss of employment or traditional industries threat to viability and vitality of town centre creating imbalance between jobs and homes failure to meet housing needs better alternative sites available

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