Objecting To Building In Green Belt Areas

Over the past five years, building on green belt land has increased five times according to the BBC. This does not change the fundamental issues and arguments that surround building on green belt land, but it does increase the urgency of the debate.

With green belt land taking up approximately 13% of the available land in England, and housing under ever more pressure, what happens to that land is important. If you want to have your say in what happens to land in green belt areas, we can help.

Acting For Objectors To Green Belt Development

Acting for objectors to a development that is proposed, or taking place, frequently enables us to change a local planning authority's approach - although it is by no means an easy task, whether it be officers or councillors.

You do not need to live in close proximity to a site or have a close tie to the site in order to object to a planning development, and you can object as a group or as an individual. A group objecting to a planning development may be a resident's group, or it could be an environmental pressure group. Common reasons to object to a proposed planning development include concerns for wildlife or the historical significance of a site.

It doesn't matter if you have a political, moral or social reason for objecting to a development (like the impact of an airport on local wildlife, or the impact of a chain pub on the local community) or if you're just objecting for your own sake, all concerns and objections have to be treated seriously, taken on their own merits. What we excel at is framing the objection correctly so that whoever - or whatever body - is making the decision will give the objection the appropriate weight.

If a development relates to a material planning consideration, or looks like it represents a significant violation of a local development plan, feel free to discuss your concerns with us through our contact form, and we'll give some initial feedback and decide if we think the case is worth pursuing.

Can We Help You?

Please call the Kingsley Smith Planning Law Solicitors on 01634 811 118, complete our online enquiry form, or email our planning law expert Nicholas Kingsley-Smith.

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