The way people use and develop their properties can have an effect on surrounding residents and the wider community as a whole. This is why the planning permit process is in place and why people have the right to comment on a planning permit application before a decision is made.
When a planning application is lodged, and it is deemed that it may have an effect on the neighbouring properties, we will inform surrounding residents in one or
all of the following ways:
- Direct mail notification
- On-site signage
- Advertisements in the local newspaper.
It is a good idea to have a look at the planning permit application to assess whether it may have an affect on the enjoyment of your property. Think about how the proposed changes will affect you personally. For example, if someone wanted to build a block of units next door to your single level house, some possible negative impacts on you could include privacy issues, overshadowing, concerns about noise, and increased difficulty in finding a car park.
All currently advertised applications can be viewed on our website, or in person at the Statutory Planning counter at Richmond Town Hall, 333 Bridge Road, Richmond.
Have your say
If you are happy with a planning permit application proposal, you do not need to take any action, however you can make a submission to Council in support of the application if you wish.
Alternatively, if you have a reasonable concern about the proposal and wish to object, you must lodge an objection with Council in writing in order for your concern to be considered before a decision is made.