Then sound out the planners first. If they have made that a particular policy for the development it may be impossible to get Planning Permission. Sometimes when developments get permission it is granted with conditions attached. If this is a condition written into this development’s permission then you have a mountain to climb. Grants of planning permission are searchable online.
It is very hard to speak to planners these days because of cuts to council services but if you persist you will get through. Often better to call in and speak face to face, you will get more info from them. Phone calls often end with “we can’t comment on that, you would have to make an application and see how it goes”.
If you do decide to go ahead and apply, despite advice telling you it would be refused, then I would challenge it on the grounds of security. If you can dig up any Anti-Social Behaviour reports from the neighbourhood you could try arguing the open car ports are attracting drug dealing and other ASB.