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Following the recent Meeting at Saxilby Village Hall we now list out the valid grounds for objecting to any Planning application. These can be used in relation to the Lindum Homes Development and your written objection to the Planning Inspector. His address details are shown at the bottom of this page: -


Grounds for Planning Objection


(1) Impacts on Amenity

You can object if a change of use or new development will overlook property, overshadow property or cause additional noise, disturbance or other problems that mean impairment to someone enjoying their property in the same way they could before 

(2) Character of the Area

You can object to a proposal if it will look out of place in an area or if its character does not fit in with the existing character of the area.  For example, if a new development is much larger than other buildings in an area or has a different architectural style you can object.  If a building will stand out in the countryside or another setting this also provides a basis for objecting. 

(3) Design, Layout and Appearance of the Proposal

The design, layout and appearance of new developments should be practical and fit in with the character and appearance of the surrounding area.  There should be enough room for bin storage, parking, recreation etc.  The design of new developments should fit in with other buildings in the area.  The development should not be too dominant.  If this is not the case, you can object. 

(4) Density

The proposed density (the number of dwellings per hectare) should not be significantly higher than that found in the area. 

(5) Size of Housing Unit

New housing units should be built to an adequate size. 

(6) Compatibility with Existing Land Use

Some land uses work well next to each other, for example, a school often fits in well next to housing. Other types of development do not work well if they are located next to each other, for example, a large factory may not be appropriate next to an area of housing due to noise, disturbance, and the hours of operation, increased traffic and pollution.  You can object if you think a new development will not fit in well with existing land uses.

(7) Housing Need 

If there is a need for a certain type of housing in an area you can use this in your objection.  For example, if a developer wants to build small apartments and there is a recognised need for family housing then you can use this in your objection. 

(8) Conservation of Buildings

If you think a listed building or other building makes an important contribution to the character of an area (especially a Conservation Area) and should be retained you can use this in your objection.  The Northern Ireland Environment Agency may be able to provide information of help. 

(9) Heritage

The importance of preserving ancient monuments or sites of cultural or architectural value can be an important planning consideration.  If you think these should be retained and there is a possibility that the heritage of an area will be destroyed you can use this in your objection.

(10) Retention of Trees and the Natural Environment

If a new development will result in the loss of significant trees or will damage the natural environment in some way, you can object. 

(11) Cumulative Impact

This looks at the combined impact of development in an area.  A development may not have significant negative impacts on an area on its own but in combination with another development it could seriously damage the character of an area, overload local services, etc. 

(12) Road Safety and the Impact on Traffic

If a new development will result in unsafe conditions on the road or will mean that traffic cannot move freely along the road, you can object.  For example, if there are not enough parking spaces, cars may park along the road causing traffic congestion and making it difficult for emergency services to access the area.  If a new access will be created in a dangerous position you can object. 

 (13) Adequacy of Infrastructure

If you think that existing roads, parking facilities, public transport, electricity, water and sewerage systems etc. cannot cope with a new development or will be overloaded, you can object on these grounds. 

(14) Planning History

If similar proposals were turned down on this site or a similar site in the past, you can use these as examples in your objection letter.  You can also include any other planning or planning appeal decisions that you think are relevant. 

(15) Creation of Precedent

If Planning Service or the Planning Appeals Commission allow a development, it is difficult for them to refuse a similar development on a similar site, as a precedent has been created.  When you are objecting to a proposal, you could argue that if the development was approved this would create a poor precedent.  For example, if approval was given for a detached house to be replaced with an apartment development, this could be repeated on similar sites in the area, resulting in a loss of family housing and changing the overall character of the area.  If you know of an example where a similar proposal was refused on a similar site, you could argue that a precedent has been created for refusing this type of development on this type of site. 

(16) Piecemeal Development

You can object to piecemeal development as it may prejudice the proper planning of a larger development of land.  If a proposal only takes account of a small section of a larger parcel of land this could result in incompatible, unplanned and unsympathetic development.  For example roads may not align properly and the area may not be completed to high standard.  Therefore you can argue that the land should be planned and developed as a whole and planning permission should be applied for the whole area, not just a section of it. 

(17) Renewable Energy

The fact that a proposal will result in the delivery of renewable energy must be considered alongside the possible visual interference or effect on the surrounding landscape.  For example you may want to object to a proposal for a wind turbine on the grounds of the visual impact it will have on the quality of the landscape.

(18) Impact on Tourism

If you think a proposal will impact tourism either negatively or positively in the area or may affect the potential for a growth in tourism levels you can use this in your objection.

(19) Economic Impact

If you think that a development will have an economic impact (whether good or bad) in an area you can use this in your objection.  For example the creation of a large superstore may result in a loss of local sales and the closure of shops and businesses


Your objection should be sent to: -

Church Lane Development

Planning Inspectorate Ref:

Mr R Nash

Planning Inspectorate

3/09 Wing, Temple Quay House

2 The Square



You can e-mail your Case Officer at teamp1@pins.gsi.gov.uk