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Responding to planning applications

Update November 2016

There are now two planning applications that have been submitted by Greendale Property Company Ltd and which both relate to building flats on the current DHFC football stadium and building a new stadium on Green Dale fields, which is MOL.

For specific points in how to respond to each of the two applications, please follow the links below.

General advice on responding to planning applications

Responding to planning applications is not as natural and organic a process as most people would like it to be. You can only make comments on certain aspects of the application and other types of response do not count.

Subjects which are potentially sound reasons for planning objections:

  • Adverse effect on the residential amenity of neighbours, by reason of (among other factors) noise*, disturbance*, overlooking, loss of privacy, overshadowing, etc. [*but note that this does not include noise or disturbance arising from the actual execution of the works, which will not be taken into account]
  • Unacceptably high density / overdevelopment of the site, especially if it involves loss of green land or the open aspect of the area
  • Visual impact of the development
  • Effect of the development on the character of the neighbourhood
  • Design: including bulk and massing, detailing and materials
  • The proposed development is over-bearing, out-of-scale or out of character in terms of its appearance compared with existing development in the vicinity
  • The loss of existing views

Here are some general resources to help with responding to planning applications: