Planning decisions

Issues that are relevant

The outcome of a planning application can be decided by Planning Committee, or be delegated for a decision by planning officers. In both cases, the decision must be based only on relevant material considerations.

Issues that are considered relevant in planning decisions are listed below.

Relevant considerations

Relevant considerations include:

Issues that are not considered relevant to planning decisions include:

  • private property rights, such as covenants
  • the developer's identity, morals or motives
  • the effect on the value of your property
  • loss of a private view
  • private neighbour disputes