Planning conditions are also used to require further information to be approved. The wording of conditions varies and may require information to be approved by the local planning authority before any development commences. For example, before works above ground level commence or before the occupation of the development. The wording of conditions is critical. It may specify when the information is required, whether it builds on assumptions made within the application, whether it presents new information or if it requires further consultation (for example in relation to highways, land contamination or ecological matters).
Before any planning application is decided it can be beneficial to agree on the need and specific wording of planning conditions. Plande can prevent certain conditions from being added by justifying that they are not needed or appropriate. We can provide relevant information before the application is determined, which may prevent a discharge of a planning condition application from being required. We can agree on the specific wording of a planning condition which can save time and money.
Where planning permission contains planning conditions that require further approvals, a formal application to the council is required. Such discharge of planning conditions applications requires the completion of a planning conditions discharge form. This is submitted along with a fee and any relevant information. Applications may require the submission of supporting information, including reports, drawings and in some cases actual physical samples of proposed building materials, depending upon the nature of relevant planning conditions.
Often, approvals will have several conditions that require the discharge of planning conditions. It may be preferable to submit multiple applications, dealing with conditions individually, or a single discharge of planning condition application covering all applications.
Not all planning conditions will need to be discharged. This depends on the wording and requirements. Careful consideration will be required to ensure development can be lawfully implemented, completed and occupied. Errors made in failing to deal with the relevant planning conditions can cause delays and can even invalidate planning permission.
At Plande, we deal with submitting discharge of planning conditions applications. Contact us today to discuss your requirements.