There are two types of Lawful Development Certificate (LDC) which a local planning authority can grant:
- Where the development refers to an existing use of land, operation or work is being carried out in breach of planning conditions being lawful for planning purposes, or;
- Where the development refers to a proposed use of land or a building – or where work is proposed to take place in, on, under, or over the land to confirm whether it would be lawful for planning purposes.
Existing developments are covered under Section 191 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 while proposed developments come under section 192 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990
Plande is an expert in applying to the local planning authority to ascertain whether an existing or proposed development is lawful for planning purposes. If it is, then a Certificate of Lawfulness will be issued.