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Circular 4/1998 Satisfactory and Unsatisfactory Reasons

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Circular 4/1998

SATISFACTORY AND UNSATISFACTORY REASONS

Reasons should be specific and explain clearly but succinctly why the condition is being attached to the permission. It should not state the obvious, or simply repeat the terms of the condition. The following are examples of satisfactory and unsatisfactory reasons.

SUBJECT

ISSUE

UNSATISFACORY

REASONS

SATISFACTORY REASONS

REGULATION

OF USE

  • Hours of opening

In the interests of residential amenity.

To protect occupants of nearby housing from noise/disturbance late in the evening.

DESIGN

  • Materials

In the interests of visual amenity.

To ensure that the extension matches the external appearance of the existing building and thereby maintains the visual quality of the area.

LANDSCAPE

  • Tree protection

In the interests of visual amenity.

To maintain the contribution of existing trees to the landscape quality of the area.

Transport

  • Visibility splays

In the interests of traffic safety.

To enable drivers of vehicles leaving the site to have a clear view over a length of road sufficient to allow safe exit.

  • Hard surface first (x) metres of driveway

In the interests of traffic safety.

To prevent loose material being carried onto the public highway/footpath in the interests of traffic safety.

  • Turning circle

In the interests of traffic safety.

To allow adequate space for vehicles to turn and exit the site in forward gear in the interests of traffic safety.

Environmental Control

  • Road traffic noise

In the interests of residential amenity.

To protect local residents from traffic noise.

  • Odours/ cooking

In order to safeguard the property itself and the amenity of the surrounding area.

To protect local residents from nuisance resulting due to the disposal of cooking odours.

Enquiries about the contents of this document should be addressed to Susan Whitty, The Scottish Office, Planning Services Division, Room 2-H, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ (0131 244 7551) or by e-mail to susan.whitty@scotland.gov.uk. Further copies may be obtained by telephoning (0131 244 7066).

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