Planning applications have to be decided in line with the relevant local planning authority’s (LPA) Development Plan – unless there is a very good reason not to do so.
In this section you will learn how and when planning applications are decided and the options you have once a decision has been made.
Find out how the LPA will decide whether a planning application is in line with its Development Plan
On receipt of a planning application, the LPA will firstly check the application to determine whether it’s complete.
Once an application has been validated and registered, the local planning authority (LPA) will then publicise and consult on it.
Find out when you should receive a decision on your application and what happens if the local planning authority fails to issue a notice in this time
By law, any planning permission granted expires after a certain period. FInd out how to extend your permission and other consents you may need before you start any building work
Sometimes a planning permission may be granted with with an obligations attached, commonly referred to as a Section 106 Agreement or be subject to conditions
Find out the grounds for appeal and when it will be decided