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Information Leaflet 3: Comment on a Planning Application
What About the Effect on My Property?

If you think a proposed development is going to affect the enjoyment of your property, we accept that this can be a very sensitive issue. We will take account issues such as:
  • loss of sun and daylight;
  • the effect on your privacy;
  • overbearing or crowding effect;
  • noise, disturbance and smells.
This is not a definitive list.
In order to decide between public and private interests, the basic question we consider is whether the proposal would harm matters of public interest, such as residential amenity, road traffic safety or historic buildings, which should be protected in the public interest.
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