Planning Objection Letters

Sample Planning Objection Letters

 
Sample Objection letter 1

To make your objections to a planning application heard, you must submit what is known as a letter of representation (see our respond pages for tips on writing an effective letter of representation). This sample objection letter is from an actual planning application at the historic site of Nether Ardgrain in 2006, where a large and imposing steading development was proposed which would completely alter the character and setting of a Grade A listed site.

The main topics covered in this objection letter include:

  • Historic objections, including a loss of character, site and setting
  • Loss of privacy
  • Overdevelopment
  • Overlooked windows
  • Increased traffic
  • Private water supply damage

This objection letter may be used as a guide template or for reference when writing your own objection letter. Remember that each planning application is unique, and the objections outlined in this letter may not be applicable to your own situation.

Sample Objection letter 2

This sample objection letter is again from an actual planning application. After being unsuccessful in the first planning application at Nether Ardgrain in 2007, a second application proposed a large and imposing house on the historic site. This objection letter (letter of representation) was submitted to object to the development.

The main topics covered in this objection letter include:

  • Historic objections, including a loss of character, site and setting
  • Loss of privacy
  • Overlooked windows
  • Increased traffic
  • Private water supply damage
  • Buildings still serve a functional purpose (unnecessary development)

This objection letter may be used as a guide, template or for reference, when writing your own objection letter. Remember that each planning application is unique, and the objections outlined in this letter may not be applicable to your own situation.