Objections on the grounds of invalidity are common in planning applications. Comments citing this reason only as their reason for objection are not generally taken into account by local planning authorities. Valid reasons for objection include;

  • The proposed development is not compliance with national, regional, or local planning policy
  • The proposed development is not in keeping stylistically with other buildings or features in the area
  • The proposed development will have a negative impact on surrounding properties (e.g. infringement on privacy or loss of daylight)
  • The proposed use for development is not suitable for the surrounding area
  • The proposed development will cause issues with traffic flow
  • Similar proposed developments have already been rejected repeatedly
  • The development has been proposed within a restricted area, such as a green belt
  • The type of housing proposed is not in line with current local housing needs