Material Considerations…

As your planning application passes through the planning system, there are a number of ‘material considerations’ that planners take into account before determining their response:

Parking & Highway safety


Government policy – guided by the NPPF

Policy in the local development plan (for your district council area)


Overlooking & loss of privacy

Loss of light

Layout & Density

Disabled access

Previous Planning Decisions

Nature conservation

Effect on Conservation area

Effect on listed building

It is not simply whether the planners like your idea or not…