Abuse of planning application

Abuse of planning application

Postby Deano » Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:34 pm

Hi
Over the past few years we have successfully stopped a develpoment of a detached house in a garden next to us. The applicant then changed the permission he sought to an extension to his own house and we did not object, He received planning permission for the extension and then immediately posted a new application to change the extension to his house into a separate dwelling. He has been granted permission to build this semi detached house. Surely this is an abuse of the planning system, It is obvious he had no intention of building the extension and was using the planning system and deceiving his neighbours.

Any thoughts?
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Re: Abuse of planning application

Postby PVC King » Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:41 pm

Strategy often forms part of getting what you want out of the planning system; the use of past precedents either for or against a particular proposal holds the key to influencing the outcome.
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Re: Abuse of planning application

Postby Deano » Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:15 pm

Thanks for your swift reply. From your mail it sounds like the previous refusals are my best bet going forward and that although it is obvious that the application for an extension was a smoke screen, under planning law it is not something that is consider a reason for refusal
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Re: Abuse of planning application

Postby Archie » Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:55 am

he may have an attched/terraced house now but he still didnt get the detached dwelling you referred to in your initial post. I dont see what he has done wrong and maybe it could be argued that it is a form of a loophole in the system but from what you say he has hasnt broken any rules or regs
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Re: Abuse of planning application

Postby Bren88 » Sat Aug 19, 2006 3:14 pm

What was the sizeof the extension, and what is the size of the semi being added on.
If the areas didnt change much and all they did was decide against breaking out opes then they have done nothing wrong really.
Then again if they changed a 50 sq.m ext. into a 200 sq.m house its a diferent story.
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Re: Abuse of planning application

Postby tommyt » Mon Aug 21, 2006 4:07 pm

Deano wrote:Hi
Over the past few years we have successfully stopped a develpoment of a detached house in a garden next to us. The applicant then changed the permission he sought to an extension to his own house and we did not object, He received planning permission for the extension and then immediately posted a new application to change the extension to his house into a separate dwelling. He has been granted permission to build this semi detached house. Surely this is an abuse of the planning system, It is obvious he had no intention of building the extension and was using the planning system and deceiving his neighbours.

Any thoughts?


I don't really see your point. each planning application is judged on its own merits . Whilst you may have had an objection upheld to a particular development proposal that was considered unsuitable it does not mean the site is permanently sterilised. There can be a world of difference between a detached and sem d house in this regard.
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Re: Abuse of planning application

Postby wearnicehats » Thu Aug 24, 2006 3:26 pm

Do you know the planning application reference?
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