Comment on a planning application

Planning considerations

When you comment, we can only take certain issues into account. These include:

  • national and local planning policies
  • Government planning guidance
  • highway safety and traffic issues
  • noise, disturbance, and smells
  • design, appearance, and layout
  • conservation of historic buildings or trees
  • residential amenities or environmental impact

We cannot consider issues such as:

  • loss of view
  • boundary and ownership disputes
  • private rights of way and covenants
  • the effect upon property values
  • possible future development
  • problems unrelated to the proposal (for example, noise from existing activities)