On Tue, 20 Jan 2004 15:36:17 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Adrian Sims) wrote:
Talk to your local planning officer ... also to any other neighbours
who may be affected. Have you tried a friendly chat w/ your neighbour
-- always possible that he/she/they don't realize the impact of their
plan, and would be willing to change to accommodate ...
julian (at) bellevue-barn (dot) org (dot) uk
If so, I'm surprised. But either way I'm sure the planners still need
to nail a prominent notice to the nearest lamp-post to let everyone
know about a pending application.
By the way if your local council is as 'wired' as ours, you may well
find that like ours, all planning applications (and their results) are
published weekly on their website.
And if you do intend to object I'm sure your neighbours would welcome
a word before they actually put in the application; they may prefer to
try and address your concerns before they apply, and then risk having
it rejected if you complain later. (Why people put in planning
applications without even having a chat with their neighbours about it
first is beyond me... IMHO there a few things more likely to evoke a
negative reaction to a potentially contraversial new build, or
whatever, next door, than finding out about it from the council!)
Make sure they have followed the proper process - e.g. putting up notices
etc. If they have not or the declarations contained in the application are
wrong it may get thrown out on a procedural technicality.
Make sure you write and object ... but be aware that the applicant may be
able to see any objections.
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