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Amendments to applications

We are committed to providing a streamlined planning process, resulting in applications being determined (decided) in a timely manner. For this reason, from 5 July 2021, we will no longer be accepting amendments to applications unless they meet the criteria set out below.  Should an applicant wish to amend an existing application for reasons other than those listed below, they will need to withdraw the application and resubmit it.

This new approach to amendments to applications will initially be on a six-month trial, and we shall keep it under constant review. We would also like to welcome any feedback on this new approach.

 

Discharge of Condition applications:

We will only accept amendments in the following circumstances:

  1. Where the discharge of condition application is covered by a Planning Performance Agreement (PPA), and amendments are specifically referenced in the PPA programme and/or the cost of additional officer time spent on these is covered through the PPA.
  2. For minor changes which do not require internal or external re-consultation.

If the amendments fall within one of the above categories, the information required will be confirmed in writing by the planning case officer and will need to be provided by the applicant within five working days.

 

All other applications:

We will only accept amendments in the following circumstances:

  1. Where the application is covered by a PPA, and amendments are specifically referenced in the PPA programme and/or the cost of additional officer time spent on these is covered through the PPA.
  2. Where amendments result from information being overlooked or incorrect at the validation or registration stage (including changes to the description, red line site boundary or certification) and the additional information is considered by the planning case officer to be required for the determination of the application.
  3. For minor changes which do not require internal or external re-consultation. These are at the discretion of the planning case officer and require their written agreement.
  4. Information or amendments that are required as a result of the deferral of the application at Planning Committee or Joint Development Control Committee.
  5. Information or amendments that are required as a result of legal advice or legal challenges.
  6. Information or amendments relating to large scale strategic outline applications, or related reserved matters or full applications. These are at the discretion of the planning case officer and require their written agreement.

If the amendments fall within one of the above categories, only one single set of amendments will be accepted on each application.

 

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