Planning Protection Toolkit
Check the ‘situations’ below to see what section is the most useful for the current situation of the planning application. Open the page or download the document to get to the text. Within the toolkit are descriptions and guidance based on our experiences. Copy and paste the
template text with optional text
into your own letters. The text will need to be tailored to each situation and red text always requires editing.
In most cases you will need to direct your comments to the Local Planning Authority. Constructive suggestions can be sent directly to the developer’s agent, but having your comments recorded on the application is better. To find your LPA visit http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/. The more information that you can gather from public documents and plans, the easier it is to construct your arguments. The key is often ‘what’s missing?’.
All of the text on these pages can be downloaded as MS Word (.docx) documents. If you need them in any other format please contact PTES.
My Community “assets of community value” help pages
Buglife community toolkit.
Woodland Trust Campaign in your Community pages
No planning application has been submitted, but the orchard is at risk of development or agricultural intensification
Go to Protective Structures webpage
Download Protective Structures as a Word document
No planning application has been submitted, but the developer has begun a consultation with local residents
A planning application has been submitted and the planning authority has invited relevant parties to make representations
A planning application has been submitted and a report (ecological, arboricultural, etc.) has been produced for the developer arguing that the orchard is not worthy of preservation
The planning application has been rejected by the planning authority and the developer has begun an appeal