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Planning Factsheet 1: Privacy and Overlooking

Sometimes people are troubled by the feeling that the privacy of their homes or gardens has been harmed, as new buildings nearby allow strangers to see in.

Because of the need to remain impartial in planning cases, CLG does not provide legal advice. Nor can we intervene in, or comment on, your council's handling of a planning case that results in loss of privacy.

However, we hope these general responses to queries about privacy and overlooking will be helpful.

View the document here.