To assist you in identifying the key areas for objection, STAUNCH are currently undertaking a full review of the application. This will take some time, but at the conclusion, we will provide you with some advice that we hope will be useful to you in finalising your responses.
Anyone can comment on planning applications. However, it is imperative that when your representations are made to the Council that the correct procedures are followed and that any objections raised relate only to ‘material planning considerations’.
Material Planning Considerations
The most common material considerations (although not an exhaustive list) include:
- Loss of visual amenity (the views and surroundings that create the backdrop to an area) **
- Highway safety
- Traffic generation
- Noise and disturbance resulting from the use
- Effect on listed buildings and conservation area
- Layout and density of the building
- Road access
- Local, strategic, regional, and national policies
- Nature conservation
Not Material Considerations
You should be aware though that a planning decision cannot consider matters that you may think are important but are not material considerations, such as:
- The perceived loss of property value
- The loss of view
- The impact of construction work
- Personal morals or views about the applicant
Things Not to Do
In addition, there are a few other things that you must not do!
- Do not copy and paste objections. Objections that are copied and pasted or are very similar to each other will be ignored in a similar way. Everyone objecting should use their own words to describe the reasons that development should not go ahead.
- Do not include information about the applicant, even if you believe it is relevant.
- Do not include speculation on future events such as further developments of the site as this will be ignored. Only details relating to the current proposed development will be considered. Please remember that this application only refers to the Castle Farm site and therefore your objections should not focus on the other potential Glebe land development.
- Do not be rude or discourteous. Complaining about previous objections will only serve to alienate the council and the planning team. We need them on our side to win this battle.
We are aware there has been uncertainty for some people as to exactly when the deadline is for submitting objections to the planning authority. We have consulted with North Northants Council regarding this and below is their response:
For the current Newlands Developments planning application for Land to the East of Halden’s Parkway (NE/22/0151/FUL), we would expect the main consultation responses to be with us by the deadline of 12th March 2022. However, there is scope (within reason) for submitting additional new information as ‘Late Representations’ in the run-up up to the committee. These will be reported to the committee on the ‘Late Letters’ report, or verbally at the meeting if they are very late.
You can submit an online comment (objection) using the link below.
Alternatively, go to www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/viewplanningapplications
and search reference NE/22/00151/FUL
If you live in a household with more than one person then it is vitally important that every person in that household should submit there own objection. Do not submit a joint one. Numbers count!
A useful document in assisting you to raise your objections can be found on the CPRE website:
Finally, let your local politicians know your thoughts and concerns directly. Below are the most relevant contact details:
(Leader of North Northants Council)
Tom Pursglove MP
House of Commons
London SW1A 0AA
** In most cases the potential impacts of a proposed development on private views is not a planning consideration. Private individuals do not have a right to a view and even if a new development significantly changes a view from a private property, this is not normally a legal ground on which planning approval can be refused. However, impacts on views from publicly accessible viewpoints are assessed as part of the landscape/townscape and visual impact assessment (LVIA/TVIA) process.