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Making changes after permission has been granted

If you want to make any changes to plans that have already been approved you should contact us with the details before starting work as it is likely you will need our consent.

If the changes are minor (non-material) and do not change your permission in any significant way, then you will need to submit an application for a non-material amendment to a planning permission.

If you wish to make more significant changes, then these are called material amendments and you will have to submit a new planning application for a revised scheme and gain a new planning permission.

Examples of material amendments

  • application site area (red line) differs from the original application
  • application description differs from the original application
  • proposal would result in changes to the appearance of the building
  • amendment significantly increases the size of any part of the development
  • development moves more than 1 metre in any direction
  • height of the building or structure is increased
  • amendment locates any part of the development closer to a neighbour
  • amendment results in a fundamental change in the design of the building
  • amendment changes windows or doors which increases overlooking in any way
  • amendment would result in a greater visual intrusion to neighbours
  • there were relevant objections which would be compromised by the proposed amendment
  • enforcement has been taken action taken

Condition removal/variation

If your planning permission was granted with conditions and you want to vary or remove a condition attached to it you can submit a 'Removal or Variation of conditions' application.

This can be submitted in respect of any condition, other than the time limit conditions imposed on the commencement of the development, or submission of reserved matters on an outline permission.

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