When council planning officials are deciding whether to grant planning permission, certain key factors are taken into account. These include:
- Whether the neighbours raise any objections
- Whether the proposed design is of good quality and in-keeping with surrounding properties
- What impact your proposed development will have on your neighbours and the environment – for example through loss of light or loss of privacy.
Remember that planning officials will take future owners of the property – and future neighbours – into account too.
They will also consider how your proposal fits in with their own local development plans. To decide this, local planners will usually look at several key factors.
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