Unit Overview
P1 - Explain Statutory Development
P2 - Discuss Statutory Development
P3 - Legislation
P4 - Functional Requirements
P5 - Visual Components
P6 - Data Collection
P7 - Collate Data to Support Application
P8 - Complete Planning Application
P9 - Produce Written Reports
P10 - Produce Graphic Designs
M1 - Compare Plans
M2 - Analyse Requirements
M3 - Analyse Data
D1 - Evaluate Townscape and Landscape
D2 - Evaluate Alternative Proposals

Considerations for the LPA

When looking at a planning application the LPA will need to take the following into consideration:


Visual appearance

This will depend on the nature of the area, for example a thatched cottage that may look to right in the countryside will look out of place in a mod run city centre.


LPAs may insist that the materials used on a house will be in keeping with the existing materials used in the local area. The material that are used often depend on what materials were available locally, such as bath stone or Welsh slate.


The height of a building will often be a limiting factor, for example it is unlikely that you will gain permission to build a house that is higher than the existing buildings in a street, or that breaks the skyline in the country side.


Appropriate use of land.

The LPA will consider the use of the building, for example it is unlikely they will give permission for a factory next to a school. Things that may create noise will normally be kept away from residential areas.


Impact on Local Transport

If an application will have a sicnifcant effect on local planning it can be refused, for example heavy lorries running past a local school, or there not being enough parking to


The green belt

Around many towns land is designated as green belt, the purpose of this is to stop the spread of towns preserve the openers of the countryside. In principle nothing should be built in these areas, but if an application was proven to outweigh the harm it may be given permission, this would normally be something like a hospital.


Special land use

There are other land designations that will make getting planning permission hard to achieve.

Areas of outstanding natural beauty

These are parts of the countryside that are considered to be particularly attractive, there are eight national parks three where set up so that they would remain as wild and open countryside.


Site of special scientific interest

This is normally to do with a rare animal or form of plant life that lives in the area, it is not impossible to build on these areas but an environmental impact assessment will need to undertaken by a specialist company, this can often take over a year as they will need to study the migration patterns of animals.


Conservation areas

These are often older or historic parts of a town, the LPA will be very specific about the materials that can be used if any permission is granted to ensure that the application does not detract and is in keeping with the look o ft he area.


Historic buildings

There are many historic buildings such as castles and ancient monuments that the Ning process will protect, this will include building in close proximity and in some case s may prohibit building something that can be seen from then site.