• Case ref:
  • Date:
    December 2017
  • Body:
    East Lothian Council
  • Sector(s):
    Local Government
  • Subject:
    handling of application (complaints by opponents)
  • Outcome:
    Not upheld, no recommendations


Mr C raised concerns about planning consent for an extension to a house on a neighbouring site. In particular, he complained that the council had failed to carry out a reasonable assessment of the impact on his privacy.

We took independent planning advice. We found that the council, as planning authority, had processed the planning application in accordance with the correct policy and procedure, and that a reasonable assessment of the impact on the privacy of neighbouring properties was carried out. As such, we did not uphold the complaint.