Decline planning permission for the proposed Gypsy site in Lower Darwen

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To ensure that Lower Darwen and the surrounding areas are not affected by the proposed planning permission for a Gypsy site on Sandy Lane (Locals will know this as what used to be the Lawnmower Specialists.

The Council can only take into account material planning considerations when looking at your comments. The most common of these (although not an exhaustive list) are shown below.

Loss or light of over shadowing

Overlooking/loss or privacy

Visual amenity(but not loss of private view)

Adequacy of parking/loading/turning

Highway safety

Traffic generation

Noise and disturbance resulting from use

Hazourdous materials


Loss of trees

Effect on listed building and conservation area

Layout and density of buiding

Desighn appearance and materials


Road access

Local strategic ,regional and national planning polices

Government circulars,orders and statutary  instruments

Disabled peoples access

Compensation and awards of cost against the Council at public enquiries

Proposal in the Development plan

Previous planning decisions (including planning decisions)

Nature Conversation


Solar Panels

What is not taken into consideration are matters which are sometimes raised but are not normally planing considerations such as:

The perceived loss of property value

Private disputes between neighbours

The loss of a view

The input of construction work or competition between firms

Restrictive covenants

Ownership disputes over right of way

Fence lines etc

Personal morals or views about the applicant

Please note: it is important to understand that the material consideations relvant to any particular application will need to be weighed in the final decision process according to their seriousness and reletive importance.

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