We don’t wish to take political sides, but with the upcoming General Election in May, it is interesting to observe how the political parties are looking at ways to secure votes and win over the electorate.
One of these potential “vote winners” appears to be focused on the restrictions of proposed house-building particularly on Green Belt land. Despite Local Planning Authorities having to demonstrate that they have allocated sufficient building land (including green field sites) to meet their 5 year projected housing supply needs, they will still be able to cite the Green Belt as a major constraint when considering any development proposed within its boundaries. Although this might severely restrict the land available for development to take place, it is considered by the current Government to be essential to prevent unnecessary urban sprawl which is against the wishes of the local people/ electorate of the area. Appropriate development should be considered in consultation with local people using the established Local or Neighbourhood Plan, if there is one currently available (see our next article for further details).
This is bad news for developers and an excellent time to get your voice heard and object to any such development. Talk to your local MP and remind him or her of the upcoming election and the strength of local opinion against the development, it is sure to be a vote winner!
Watch this space for further election updates regarding planning and development which may affect you and your local community…..
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This website and associated online services are provided by The Planning Objection Company Ltd (trading as iObject.co.uk). The business was founded in 2012 to provide a dedicated planning objection advice and consultancy service - specifically helping those people wishing to oppose planning proposals.
Planning applications submitted throughout the UK are able to be challenged by members of the public for a wide variety of reasons. However, how this is best achieved is generally unclear and can be extremely daunting to the uninitiated. We are planning consultants who specialise in helping people to get their views heard during the planning application phase of building and development projects. We currently cover the English and Welsh planning systems - which are governed by the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 (As amended) and by various National Planning Policy Guidance, along with statute and related policies. Local plans and planning authorities also have their own individual planning policies that add additional layers of complexity to the objection and representation process.
We are here to make the objection process simple, concise and straightforward - enabling our customers to build the best possible case for halting inappropriate development.
Our team comprises private practice Professional Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Professional Members of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), planning officers and independent planning specialists.
The company is proud to offer professional, ethical and bespoke, situation-appropriate advice. We are managed in accordance within the strict codes of professional conduct set out by both RICS and RTPI.
We operate from offices around England and deal with a wide variety of planning matters on a daily basis. We understand the planning system, know many of the planners involved and the appropriate way to enable our customers to make a professional objection to a planning application.
We insist on giving impartial, honest advice as part of providing our services and operate a strict system of client confidentiality and conflict avoidance. Our customers receive professional advice that is tailored to the planning application they want to object to.
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