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After planning permission has been granted
Information about planning conditions, and what to do if you want to change your plans.
Most planning permissions and other consents issued by us are subject to conditions. As a minimum, these will specify that the works must be started within a stated time period, but they may also require you to submit further details, such as a sample of the bricks you intend to use, for our approval before work can begin on site. Where further information is required it is important that you do not start work until we have issued written approval for the details that you have submitted. You may be at risk of enforcement action if you begin work on a development and have not satisfied all conditions requiring details to be agreed beforehand. When planning a building project it is therefore important that you allow sufficient time before starting work for all details to be signed off. We can often deal with straightforward matters such as agreeing the type of brick or tile within a few days of receipt. However, more complex matters can take up to eight weeks, and in some cases longer. If we are unable to agree to the details you have submitted we will write to you setting out the reasons why, and explaining your right of appeal.
Changes to Approved Schemes
We carry out consultation and grant planning permission on the basis of the drawings and details you submit to us. If you change your plans before starting work, or whilst work is underway, you must contact us to discuss the implications of the changes. In most cases we will advise you that you will need to submit your revised drawings along with a fresh application for planning permission, unless the changes are of a very minor nature.
Although we will try to process your application as quickly as possible, please note that the consultation requirements for revised applications are exactly the same as those for new ones, including a three week period for consultation with your neighbours. You will not usually need to pay a fee for the first planning application to amend an approved scheme.