Planning - Comments Help

What are valid objections to planning applications

Planning considerations or 'material planning considerations' are the issues we can take into account when looking at your comments about a planning application. These issues are balanced in terms of seriousness and relative importance in making a final decision about whether to allow planning permission.

Considerations we can take into account

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 Please note that is is not an exhaustive list.

Considerations we can't take into account

The perceived loss of property value Private disputes between neighbours The loss of a view The impact of construction work or competition between firms Restrictive covenants Ownerships disputes over rights of way Fence lines etc Personal morals or views about the applicant. Please note this is not an exhaustive list.

How to comment on a planning application

You'll need the application number found by searching our planning applications online. To make a comment: Use our online planning application comment form Email development.control@wokingham.gov.uk

Contact us

Email: development.control@wokingham.gov.uk Phone: 0118 974 6282