Fawfieldhead Parish Council is not the local planning authority. The Peak District national Park is the authority in this Parish.

A Parish Council is notified of Planning Applications by the Authority and given the opportunity to comment on any planning application for the purpose of providing local knowledge to assist the Authority in making a good decision.

Residents are welcome to approach the Parish Council and put forward reasons for recommending that the application is granted or rejected based on the following lists;

Valid reasons

Normally, we can take into account the following:

  • Non-compliance with national and local policies, including supplementary planning documents
  • Design and appearance of the development
  • Impact on landscape
  • Layout and density of buildings
  • Local needs (e.g. housing provision)
  • Planning history of the site
  • Overshadowing or an overbearing presence near a common boundary to the detriment of neighbours
  • Overlooking or loss of privacy
  • Loss of light
  • Light pollution
  • Health or crime fears
  • Road issues: traffic generation, vehicle access, road safety
  • Car parking provision
  • Capacity of infrastructure (e.g. in the public drainage system or spaces in schools)
  • Noise and disturbance resulting from use, including proposed hours of operation
  • Smells
  • Loss of trees
  • Impact on nature conservation interests¬†and biodiversity opportunities
  • Effect on listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Impact on archaeological finds or sites
  • Risk of flooding
  • Lack of equal access to buildings and/or sites (e.g. for people with disabilities)

Non-valid reasons

Normally, we cannot take into account the following:

  • Loss of view
  • Devaluation of property
  • Matters controlled under building regulations or other non-planning legislation (e.g. structural stability, drainage details, fire precautions, matters covered by licences etc.)
  • Concerns about the character of an applicant
  • Private issues between neighbours e.g. land or boundary disputes, damage to property, private rights of access, covenants etc.
  • Problems arising from the construction period of any works (e.g. noise, dust, construction vehicles, hours of working (covered by Control of Pollution Act).
  • A better suggested use for a site
  • Speculation about what an applicant may or may not do next
  • Commercial competition
  • Moral or religious objections