Apply to discharge planning conditions

If a permission is granted subject to conditions then it will be necessary to submit details to the Council for approval in order to discharge them. The failure to discharge a condition could stall a development and ultimately lead to enforcement action or invalidate the planning permission.Planning portal logo for signpost page

When you submit an application we prefer they are made via the Planning Portal.

There are a number of different types of conditions, all of which must be discharged:

  • The first condition on a planning permission will normally be one that limits the length of time that the permission is valid. If work is not started within this time the permission will lapse
  • Some conditions must be complied with before development is started
  • Others regulate how the work is undertaken or require actions before a building is occupied or a use commences
  • Some regulate how the completed development is to be used or control possible changes in the future

Requests to discharge conditions should be made on the standard form or alternatively a request may be made by letter at the address shown. When doing so ensure:

  • The information submitted must be comprehensive and meet the condition requirements
  • Two copies of all documents/plans relating to each condition to be discharged are submitted 
  • The request should clearly identify the condition number it relates to
  • The appropriate fee must be provided with the request

Downloadable Documents

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File nameSizeApproximate Download time
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerApplication for approval of details reserved by condition in PDF format37726 Kb89 mins 49 secs @ 56k, 2 mins 35 secs @ 2mb

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