This Application Format will help you to write an effective objection application. You can Appeal if you find out that there is a breach on that Unfavourable Development either by yourself or by hiring a Planning Consultant. Although the whole Planning Process is complicated, but with correct guidance and basic knowledge, anyone can go through with this.

The Format:

Local Planning Authority Address:

Name: Title (Mr/Mrs):

Organisation (if any):

Street address or PO Box Address:

City or Town:

Postcode:

Country:

Telephone number

Event date

Letter sent Recorded Delivery Date Received Date delivered Best time to contact Local Councillors Local District Councillor Address Local District Council Office Name of Local District Council Official Title  Local District Council Official Local District Councillor Telephone Local District Councillor Email Local Public Representatives Name of Local Public Representative Title Local Public Representative Address Local Public Representative Office Local Public Representative Email

Dear Sir/Madam, I wish to submit a formal complaint about the proposed Local Development Plan Amendment that affects Planning Policy 1.27 …… which will have an impact on ………

I object to this amendment ……………………………………..

  1. A photograph, site plan or sketch showing the location of the development in question ………………………………………………………………………………………………….
  2. The name of the applicant for the Local Development Plan Amendment ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
  3. A map showing your Local Authority’s Boundary and also any nearby Local Councils along with Local Town/Village Centres and Local Nature Reserves/Local Sites of Scientific Interest ………………………………………………………………………………………………………
  4. The Local Planning Policy(s) that your Local Authority claims will be amended by this Local Development Plan Amendment and a list of the ways in which you feel these Local Planning Policies will be affected ……………………………………………………………………………………………………
  5. A list of any documents which you can provide as evidence for your Local Planning Objection such as: Local and National Government plans and reports, any studies or surveys conducted on the Local Area, any previous applications made to your Council regarding similar developments ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………
  6. Any information about yourself such as Age, Occupation (or student status if applicable), Local address, Local Council Tax band or Local District Councillor for Local Election ward ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
  7. Any Local Planning Objections you have made previously to the Local Authority …………………………………………………………………………………………………………
  8. A list of recommended actions that the Local Authority could take in order to resolve this Local Planning Objection including advice on mitigating factors that can be put into place prior to any construction work or landscaping taking place which would benefit the environment of the Local Area, increase safety for all road users and reduce congestion problems on roads in your Local Area ………………………………………………………………………………………………………
  9. Any additional comments you may wish to make about this Local Development Plan Amendment which you feel I should know about will be useful evidence towards my Local Planning Objection. ………………………………………………………………………………………………….

I would appreciate your Local Development Plan Amendment not being allowed to proceed as proposed and I am prepared to attend Local Council Meetings in order to support my Local Planning Objection with evidence I have provided. Yours faithfully Local Resident Local District Councillor Local Public Representative

Please find an example objection letter attached below, the information provided is at the discretion of the author of this blog entry. More detailed information can be found using Google’s Keyword Tool listed on the right-hand side of all articles here on this site that are related to Local Authority planning procedures.    

The more detail you provide about why you oppose a development, the better opportunity you will give your local council representatives to understand your Local Planning Objection.