Concerns/comments for planning applications
How best to address your concerns
At the earliest opportunity you should try to take up matters of concern with your neighbour for a householder application. It is in everyone's best interests that respective needs are addressed and whenever appropriate there is reasonable compromise.
For both householder and major applications you may wish to visit the Planning Department at Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council's offices at Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 0FR to view the plans.
A duty Planning Officer is normally available to help if you need assistance in understanding the proposals. However if you wish to discuss detailed aspects of the application, you may need to make an appointment with the case officer.
If you cannot resolve the problem, and you still feel you have a valid cause for objection, you should have regard to the advice on this page and send your comments to the Chief Planning and Development Officer at the address shown on this page.
You may also wish to contact your local Councillor who may be able to assist and/or advise you. Details of your Borough Councillor can be found by clicking on 'About the Council > Councillors' to the left of this page.
Please note you have a limited time in which to submit your objection. If in doubt, please contact the Planning Department office who will be able to advise you.
All correspondence should be sent to the appropriate Case Officer or theChief Planning and Development Officer at Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council's main address Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 0FR. You must give details of the planning application being referred to within your correspondence.
Your comments and confidentiality
In accordance with the planning legislation all comments are made available for Public Inspection at the Council Offices. Individual responses to planning applications will not be able to be viewed on the Borough Council's Planning website.
Matters taken into account when making a decision
Applications, which are in accordance with the relevant policies within the plans for the area, will normally be allowed.
Matters that can be taken into account:
- The Development Plan (Structure Plan or Local Plan)
- Appearance (design, materials etc)
- Traffic, parking or access problems
- Residential amenity (noise, overshadowing, overlooking)
- Effect on character of an area
- Effect on setting of Listed Building or character of Conservation Area
- Government Plan (Allocation of housing)
- Highways Issues (Determined by County Council's Highways department) - Is the development within currently defined speed limit area
- Is there appropriate drainage for the proposed plan
- Is the land appropriately graded for the building work suggested? - details of this can be obtained from Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council's Planning Department
- Does the planning proposal fit in with the existing flora/fauna of the area?
- Will the planning proposal affect the ecology of the area?
- How could the land be contaminated by the planning proposals?
Matters that cannot be taken into account:
- Devaluation of property
- Loss of view
- Possibility of future problems (eg use of property)
- Hours of work and damage during construction
- Business or competition issues relating to the applicant
- Increased fire hazard
- Contested legal rights eg ownership, right of passage, boundary disputes etc
- Covenants attached to the site
How to make an objection
All valid planning objections will be considered before a decision is made. Objections may be made by any individual or organisation. These MUST be made in writing either by letter or e-mail and received before the due decision date, and include the application reference number.
If you do not know the date, please call Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council's Planning Department on (01455 238141) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will be able to give you the details. You must clearly state the grounds on which the objections are made. You must also include your postal address.
- Planning applications - forms
- National and local requirements for planning applications
- Further planning information
Further planning information can be gained by contacting Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council or by following this link to their website.
- Plain English guide to the planning system (Jan 2015) (PDF, 333 Kb)
This guide explains how the planning system in England works. It is intended to give an overview only and does not set out new planning policy or guidance. The information in this guide is correct as of January 2015. It is possible that some of the information is oversimplified, or may become inaccurate over time, for example because of changes to the law. Planning Guidance can be accessed online via the Planning Portal.
- How to Respond to Planning Applications: An 8-step guide (PDF, 4 Mb)
An 8-step guide to responding to planning applications, designed for residents to air their views.
- The Planning System: General Principles (2005) (PDF, 107 Kb)
Information from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
- Map of Peckleton Parish (PDF, 2.3 Mb)
This map indicates the Peckleton Parish Council boundaries and also of the three wards for the villages of Kirkby Mallory, Peckleton and Stapleton.