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Apply to vary or remove conditions

Sometimes circumstances change so that a condition imposed at the time permission was granted is no longer necessary. An application can be made to vary the terms of a condition attached to a planning consent or to apply to remove it where:

  • You wish to carry out the approved development without complying with a condition previously imposed
  • Retrospective permission is needed for development that has already been carried out without complying with a planning condition imposed on the original decision

When you submit an application we prefer they are made via the Planning Portal.Planning portal logo for signpost page

The Council will consider why the condition was originally attached and decide, using the information provided, whether there have been any changes in circumstances which may allow that condition to be removed, or varied, to an alternative wording or restriction.

If you are unhappy about any of the conditions on your planning permission you can appeal to the Planning Inspectorate. This must be lodged within six months of the date of the decision (or 12 weeks for a householder application). 

Downloadable Documents

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Adobe PDF format - download the viewerApplication for removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission in PDF format46522 Kb110 mins 46 secs @ 56k, 3 mins 11 secs @ 2mb

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