Types of Applications we deal with

 

We are able to offer management services for the following types of planning applications:


 - Outline planning permission and reserved matters
 - Full planning permission
 - Lawful Development Certificates (also known as Certificates of Lawfulness)
 - Applications for prior approval
 - Advertisement Consents
 - Removal and/or variation of planning conditions
 - Discharge of planning conditions
 - Applications for non-material amendments to an extent planning permission


Generally speaking, the most relevant types of application are for planning permission, or for a lawful development certificate, as these cover the broadest array of types of development.

 

Planning permission applications can cover the vast majority of developments, whilst lawful development certificates are sought where it needs to be established whether a development is lawful, or requires a specific consent. Lawful development certificate applications are useful for establishing whether particular works are permitted development (do not require planning permission) or not. Both types of application can apply to proposed or existing developments.

 

Outline planning permission is similar to planning permission, but is less specific, leaving some details out from the proposal, which then need to be approved (the "reserved matters") before full consent can be granted. This can be useful when some specific details about a proposal are not yet established, but it also introduces delays and costs, and is not very common or suitable for most schemes.

 

Advertisement Consents are only relevant where the development involves advertisements. If there are other aspects of the proposal which involve other types of developments that require alternative applications, then they need to be sought also. For more information on general issues around advertisements, please click HERE.

 

Applications for prior approval are only possible where there is a requirement for prior approval to be sought first, and is only applicable with some types of permitted development. The most common types of prior approval applications are for rear house extensions and changes of use.

 

Removal and/or variation of planning condition/s applications are only possible where a planning permission has planning condition/s attached that need to altered or removed. They are most commonly used when the scheme needs to be significantly amended.

 

Discharge of planning condition/s applications are also only possible where a planning permission has planning condition/s attached, but in this case the conditions require additional details before construction work can begin. These types of applications are usually needed with larger, more complex schemes. For more information on how we can help you get your pre-commencement conditions discharged, please click HERE.

 

Applications for non-material amendments to an extent planning permission are relevant where a relatively insignificant change needs to be made to a previously approved scheme. The criteria for what can be considered "non-material" can be very strict, so this application type has limited use.

 

As part of our service to you in our planning application management service, we will advise you of the different types of planning applications that are possible with your proposal, and which we consider to be the most appropriate for your project. There are pros and cons to each of these types of applications, which we will explain to you when advising you of our recommendation. For more information on the assistance we can provide you with in our planning application management service, please click HERE.

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