In order to make a good
decision when looking at Plans, the following might be helpful:
General Residential: the affect the proposal
will have on neighbouring properties. Ease of access. Does the proposal take the light from
neighbours? Can you see into the neighbours upstairs windows? Will it cause any highway problems?
Are there any landscaping plans that do not suit? Local knowledge on flooding or drainage problems?
Wildlife issues? Trees and tree preservation orders. Noise?
New Property: is the proposal within the identified
settlement area of the Village? Is it to replace a demolished building? The design of the new
proposed building – is it in keeping? The size of the building – is it acceptable in the
Extensions: the design of the new extension – does it fit
in with existing structure? The size relative to the existing dwelling? Can it be seen from the
road? Is it too
big? Is it in a plot that is in keeping with other near
No new proposal shall abut on the side of adjacent property, making it
semi-detached. This includes a
Commercial, tele-masts etc. what affect will they have on
planning guidelines, when you are considering Planning Applications
From the Chairman of the Parish Council
- Overshadowing - overlooking and loss of privacy
- Adequate parking and servicing Overbearing nature of proposal
- Loss of trees - loss of ecological habitats
- Design and appearance - Layout and density of buildings
- Effect on Listed Building(s) and conservation areas
- Access and Highways safety - Traffic generation
- Noise and disturbance from the scheme
- Disturbance from smells - Flood risk
- Public visual amenity (not loss of private individual’s view)
- Location is outside the settlement boundary
As Hampstead Norreys and most of its surrounding villages
are in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is probably
Examples of issues the local planning authority cannot normally
consider as a material planning consideration:
- Loss of value to private individual property - Loss of view
- Boundary disputes including encroachment of foundations or
- Private covenants or agreements
- The applicant’s personal conduct or history. The applicant’s
- Potential profit for the applicant or from the application.
- Private rights to light - private rights of way
- Damage to property - disruption during construction phase
- Time taken to do the work. Loss of trade and competitors
- Age, health, status, background and work patters of the objector.
- Capacity of private drains Building and structural techniques.
- Alcohol or gaming licences
Note: a letter with 2 signatures is considered to be a single
comment. It is better for the 2 individuals to write one letter EACH.