Planning Permission

Dino Tomassetti – Reasons Why Planning Permission Could be Rejected

If you are planning to develop your property or if you are looking at building your own property on a patch of land which you have bought, then planning permission is going to be something that you have to get approval for. The reams of building code and regulations are in place for for the protection of many and there are a number of reasons as to why your planning permission could be rejected. We have caught up with industry insider Dino Tomassetti to find out exactly why planning permission could be rejected, let’s take a look at some of the most popular reasons.

Blocked View

As mentioned, these planning regulations are in place to help those around you and one key component of that is to protect civil liberty. A clear example of this is that if you are going to be renovating your home or building a new property which is going to block someone’s view, then it is highly likely that your application will be rejected.

Privacy Infringement

Another example of civil liberty infringement which we often see is that a new build or an additional build on the property could be rejected if it is going to infringe someone’s privacy. We are all entitled to privacy in our homes of course and if your plan means that you will now be overlooking someone’ garden or something such as this, it is highly likely that you won’t have your permission granted.

Out of Character

Many villages and towns take great pride in the character of the buildings there and if you have a plan which goes against this then you could certainly find that you have the permission rejected. Perhaps you are looking at building a modern, concrete building in a region of Georgian townhouses, those in local government seek to protect the look of the place and so will quickly reject any designs which don’t fall in line with the other buildings.

Wildlife Issues

Another key consideration to make is the natural eco-system around your plot land or property. We have seen some planning permission applications refused because of what they will do to the natural infrastructure , especially if there are any protected species in the area. Always be sure that you do your homework on this before applying.

Listed Building

You may not be aware of it, but you could be living in a listed building, in which case you are massively unlikely to be able to get any planning permission at all. Listed buildings are completely protected and it can even be difficult to get permission to give the property a new coat of paint. You must ensure that your building is not listed if you are looking to make any changes to it. As you can see, there are a number of reasons why a local planning committee will reject your application, which will force you back to the drawing board.

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