Planning Applications, PD and the like (General Chat)

dannewhouse

Member
Location
huddersfield
What distance would you recommend putting a building from your boundary?
30*75 will extend to 30*105 in a few years.

The long side borders a neighbour's old knackered telegraph pole buildings but the back borders a house which is literally my boundary, it has a flush gutter it has been built that close.

I was thinking of setting it up so that once extended both sides were 10ft away from boundary, probably back a long trailer down and forget about it, have even thought 12ft but it does feel a wasted space, that will fill with crap.

My ground is held up about 5ft above telegraph pole buildings as they dug out and put wall in 40+ year ago so don't want blaming if it moves but equally I have the right to drive tractor right upto boundary, building shouldn't cause any problems with deeper foundation and being over 5ft away.

It will be used for machinery storage and workshop, access through the 1 gable end. (I know I'll be dragging everything out etc)
 

womble8350

Member
Location
York
Has anybody ever come across a planning officer deciding after 7 months that the planning application was poorly publicised and is going to repost the site notices. The planning officer chose the point in which to fix the notices themselves. Is this even correct? All consulatees came back in the 8 week period with either no comment or no objections. It looks to me like they are desperately trying to come up with a reason to turn the application down. @George from SJM Planning?
 

holwellcourtfarm

Member
NFFN Member
Has anybody ever come across a planning officer deciding after 7 months that the planning application was poorly publicised and is going to repost the site notices. The planning officer chose the point in which to fix the notices themselves. Is this even correct? All consulatees came back in the 8 week period with either no comment or no objections. It looks to me like they are desperately trying to come up with a reason to turn the application down. @George from SJM Planning?
George will have more idea but I think you have clear grounds for an appeal for non- determination and, possibly even a case for judicial review as they haven't followed legal process.
 
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womble8350

Member
Location
York
I think we have missed the deadline for a none determination appeal. The application has been a nightmare. It has taken us 4 months of emailing and phone calls to even get a response from the officer. In the end we had to get a local councillor to ask the officer to reply to us.
 
Has anybody ever come across a planning officer deciding after 7 months that the planning application was poorly publicised and is going to repost the site notices. The planning officer chose the point in which to fix the notices themselves. Is this even correct? All consulatees came back in the 8 week period with either no comment or no objections. It looks to me like they are desperately trying to come up with a reason to turn the application down. @George from SJM Planning?
It seems like they are trying to pull a fast one, I will try and find guidance on site notices and what is required. Have you looked at the application online? Most council's attach a photo of the notice in position to show it was displayed or do you have any photos of it.
 

womble8350

Member
Location
York
Thank you George sadly I don’t have any photos. The council don’t put pictures on the online portal however they do take photos when they put the notices up. The officer seems to think that she placed them in the wrong place and so now wants to place them again in a different place. I also think that the application should have been advertised in the local press but it was not.
 
Thank you George sadly I don’t have any photos. The council don’t put pictures on the online portal however they do take photos when they put the notices up. The officer seems to think that she placed them in the wrong place and so now wants to place them again in a different place. I also think that the application should have been advertised in the local press but it was not.
I would respond and ask why they feel it was in the wrong place and why it took 7 months to realise when the application should have been determined in 8.
 

Kidds

Member
Horticulture
I would respond and ask why they feel it was in the wrong place and why it took 7 months to realise when the application should have been determined in 8.
How soon should a standard full planning application be determined? They use various tactics around here to delay things but mostly due to lack of staff as far as I can gather.
8 weeks sounds rather optimistic but 8 months seems rather drawn out (in reality 8 months is optimistic as long as it is a straight forward application)
 
How soon should a standard full planning application be determined? They use various tactics around here to delay things but mostly due to lack of staff as far as I can gather.
8 weeks sounds rather optimistic but 8 months seems rather drawn out (in reality 8 months is optimistic as long as it is a straight forward application)
The determination guidlines state a standard planning application should be determined in 8 weeks. However, most LPA's are understaffed so are not meeting these targets. I am not going to insinuate there are underhand tactics in play but we are finding that validation requirements are being looked at with a magnifying glass, that statutory consultees are not responding in time and changes in case offficers during the application (most are contractors so float from LPA to LPA) are causing delays which can not be solely blamed on the case officer themselves.
 

holwellcourtfarm

Member
NFFN Member
For a "Major application" (site over 1 5 Ha) they have 12 weeks rather than 8.

For a full planning application all it means if they do not decide within the indicative period is that the applicant has the right to lodge an appeal against "non-determination". Given that appeals are currently taking over a year to be heard that is scant comfort.

For a PD application they have 8 weeks to decide (4 to process then 4 to determine) and failure to do so automatically entitles the applicant to go ahead.

It's a fundamental difference between the 2.

NOTE: This is in England. I'm not sure if the equivalent rules in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
 
But 28 days is only 4 weeks isn't it?
Sorry, not trying to be an arse just don't see where the 8 weeks comes from even though they insisted on 8 weeks for mine.
They have 4 weeks to tell you whether Prior Approval is required. If within the 4 weeks they say they are going to assess the application for Prior Approval then they have up to 56 days to determine it.
 

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