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Grounds for Refusal (Guide)

Grounds for Refusal of a Planning Application. The comments in bold are suggestions of what you might include in any representation you make:

A. Contrary to Green Belt policy.  Doesn’t apply here. It’s not in the green belt.
B. Contrary to Development Plan zoning.  Doesn’t apply here. It’s zoned for housing
C. Over-development of the site by reason of …… Doesn’t apply here. It’s low density housing
D. Prejudicial to the replanning of the area by reason of ……Application should not be considered until council has reconsidered PADC 10
E. Objection on highway safety grounds. No mitigation for Dry Street beyond Longwood; Dry St. is main access to favourite recreational areas: walkers, riders, cyclists, joggers THERE IS NO FOOTPATH and there will be EXTRA TRAFFIC
F. Lack of car parking/servicing facilities. Doesn’t apply here; big houses are planned with plenty of parking
G. Damage to residential amenity by reason of ……Loss of Longwood and Sports Centre, but mainly Longwood.
H. Damage to visual amenity/poor design by reason of …… loss of view of Langdon Hills ridge currently enjoyed by local residents and visitors
I. Unsatisfactory layout by reason of …… Doesn’t apply here. We don’t have the layout yet.
J. Objection by the Anglian Water Authority. ? Doesn’t apply here

In addition:

Policy BAS.BE12 of the Basildon District Local Plan Saved Policies document, in respect of residential development, states: –
PLANNING PERMISSION FOR NEW RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, AND FOR THE ALTERATION AND EXTENSION OF EXISTING DWELLINGS, WILL BE REFUSED IF IT CAUSES MATERIAL HARM IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING WAYS: –
(i) HARM TO THE CHARACTER OF THE SURROUNDING AREA,
INCLUDING THE STREET SCENE;
(ii) OVERLOOKING;
(iii) NOISE OR DISTURBANCE TO THE OCCUPANTS OF NEIGHBOURING
DWELLINGS;
(iv) OVERSHADOWING OR OVER-DOMINANCE; AND
(v) TRAFFIC DANGER OR CONGESTION.

 

 

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