What should I do?
Most planning authorities will consider any special circumstance relating to keeping personal details sensitive. For example, in this case, where there is action being taken by one or other of the people involved / affected - the identity and address of the objector can be kept secret from the applicant and off the public record...
Needless to say, the best way of achieving this with cast iron certainty is to utilise the services of a third party (like IObject.co.uk). Needless to say we will do this for you - just let us know when you contact us with application details.
The other thing to consider is whether your objection will stick out like a sore thumb - if this is the case (and circumstances allow), a campaign strategy to involve other would be objectors will serve you well. Again this is something that we provide as a matter of course within our services.
Ultimately the best line of defensive action is to talk to the applicant... there may be things that they hadn't take into account - and they may be prepared to change their proposal / design. A cuppa and a friendly discussion is always the best first approach... Although regrettably this isn't always possible.
Please feel free to ask any question to which you would like an answer by using the form below.
NB: We will be unable to answer site or application specific queries though this page. you can always contact us if you need specific or urgent professional advice.
About this site
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.
The Legal Bit
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