Changing a planning permission
- the changes do not alter the description
- are for the same site
- you were the previous applicant
- the new application is submitted within 12 months of the date of the submission of the previous application.
These will usually relate to changes to:
- the openings (windows and doors)
- internal alterations
- fences and walls
- layout of bin and cycle storage and parking spaces
- minor changes to the design of a building.
You can apply using a standard form on the Planning Portal.
You can include more than one change on the same application.
The officer dealing with the matter will decide whether
any change is non-material or minor material. There is no need to consult on
these applications but in exceptional circumstances the case officer may decide
that this is necessary. Applications will usually be dealt with in 28 days. You
will be told in writing if your application has been approved or refused. A
reason will be given in either case with a description of the changes. This
procedure cannot be used in respect of listed buildings or conservation area
These are changes that are very minor and do not materially alter the size and scale of the building, including its footprint, and would not alter the description of the development or the red edge area of the application. This process only applies to planning permissions and no other forms of planning consents. Changes need to:
- be of very limited impact.
Minor material amendment
These are changes that are more significant than the non-material amendments
described above. They are described as being changes whose scale and nature
results in a development which is not substantially different from the one that
has been approved. The changes will still need to be minor and may include
changes to the building that result in small reductions to its scale, height or
footprint but still not alter the description of the development or the red
edged area of the application. Changes need to be wholly acceptable,
uncontroversial and of limited impact. Slight increases to the footprint or
scale of buildings may be acceptable under this process but only where there is
no impact upon neighbouring properties.