Planning applications can be rejected for a vast variety of reasons – reasons which should be listed within a decision letter sent to the applicant upon rejection. These reasons may include common issues, such as an issue with the style of the building, design flaws, inappropriate layout, infringement on the privacy of neighbours, light-blocking, road safety, or conservation.

Developments not in keeping with a local council’s current housing needs may also be rejected. Other reasons include the selection of sites out with town planning boundaries, the materials proposed for use, or the size of the plot.

Though some of the above issues are easily resolved by way of amendments, those stuck in a rut with planning rejection should consider seeking advice from a planning consultant.