Private planning application disagreements can cause extremely distressing and difficult problems between neighbours.
If neighbours have been friends or on friendly terms with one another a planning application proposal that has not been discussed can cause that relationship to change, affecting the lives of all parties involved. This can have a knock on affect to the relationship they have with the people in their own home as tension and stress become impossible to manage.
A planning application that has been thought through and discussed with a neighbour in a managed setting using a mediator can smooth the way to an understanding and agreement.
Applications that are not discussed with a neighbour or neighbours can fall foul of access being denied, scaffolding being removed from neighbours land, builders not able to work on a project within the timescales or methods they had quoted for. Damage claims, future goodwill of neighbours jeopordised.
Additional solicitors and architect costs can be minimised and building regulation problems can be smoothed out with the use of mediation prior to an application or after an appliction has been objected to and the objection upheld by the council.
Mediation can also help neighbours agree access rights, find workable solutions to boundary disputes and make agreements relating to shared use of common land and parking problems. Mediators help neighbours put an end to long standing neighbour disputes without anyone loosing face.
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