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Joined 05-12-2005
Posted on Saturday, 18 August, 2007 - 11:12 am:   

Someone near me has applied for planning permission. I've looked at their plans and although the build will not directly affect my house, I think it will look terrible. I like the views in my area and this will just add to the clutter (in a big way).

My question is what I should do? Is me not liking what they are doing enough of a reason to say I'm against it (and if so what do I do?), or should I just get used to it and stop moaning?

Thanks in advance,
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Saturday, 18 August, 2007 - 03:00 pm:   

IMO you should write to the planning officer outlining your views - they will decide what is material enough to influence their decision- alternately you could compile an argument against based on the material considerations of urban design quality, streetscape, density, change of use, parking, amenity, etc- not an exhaustive list.
Not liking something is usually valid in as much as there is probably some material point at the heart of it, and if you think its awful then probably many others will do too.

You could also contact the Forest Hill Society to let them know your views- they may want to respond formally also.
Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Saturday, 18 August, 2007 - 04:04 pm:   

If you, or anybody else in forest Hill, would like the advice of Forest Hill Society please email with details of the site.
We have a number of people with experience of the best grounds to object to planning applications which are most likely to succeed, as Roz has indicated above. Even if we disagree with you regarding the impact of a development to the area, we will help you to express your concerns to the council.
Joined 30-03-2005
Posted on Saturday, 18 August, 2007 - 04:33 pm:   

Some houses near me are having loft conversions. I assume that I cannot object to them.
Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Saturday, 18 August, 2007 - 05:08 pm:   

I do not believe loft conversions would require planning permission in most circumstances. Some information can be found at
Joined 05-12-2005
Posted on Friday, 24 August, 2007 - 04:39 pm:   

Thanks Michael, I have emailed my concerns through.

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