against planning applications - (UK)
This is a summary of suggested steps you might take
in organising an objection against an unwelcome planning application.
- Be aware of public notices placed in local papers
and site notices.
- Once aware of a planning application, find out what it
entails (perhaps by viewing the application at the planning office).
- Find out when the application was made and how long you have
to make your objections.
- Write a letter of objection to the relevant planning authorities.
Ensure that you use objections that are relevant to planning issues.
- Ensure that everyone else in the neighbourhood knows about the
proposal. Don't rely on the council's adverts and notices - make
your own, speak or write to neighbours and friends etc.
- If there is a residents' association, you might contact them.
Alternatively you can organise an effective opposition yourself.
Guide to the Planning Applications -
background information about
the planning system.
Example letter of objection - to help
you write your own letter.
Example campaign petition -
helpfull for raising awareness.
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