Kingdom in order to be allowed to build on land, or change the use of land or buildings
A number of different types of planning permission can be applied for:
1. Full planning permission: A full planning permission would grant permission for
all aspects of the proposed development, although it would generally be subject
to various conditions (see below).
2. Outline planning permission: Outline planning permission cannot be granted for
a proposed change in the use of land or buildings. It might be appropriate when
an applicant is seeking an agreement "in principle" to a proposed development,
without being committed to a particular form of design or layout.
3. Approval of "reserved matters" Seeking permission for those aspects that were
not dealt with in an outline planning permission, or seeking approval of aspects
of a development which were reserved by a planning condition in an earlier grant
of full planning permission.
4. Renewal of planning permission: This would arise when an earlier outline or full
planning permission was subject to a time-limiting condition which has since
expired. In essence this requires the entire planning application to be reviewed in
light of current rather than previous planning policies. Applications for renewal of
an earlier planning permission are usually granted anew, unless there has been
a significant change in the relevant material considerations, which are to be
weighed in the decision.
5. Removal or alteration of a planning condition: As a matter of law, conditions
should only be imposed on a grant of planning permission when compliance with
that condition is essential to make an unacceptable development acceptable –
so it would be refused planning permission were it not for that condition.
If the applicant or developer wished to proceed with a development without
compliance with a condition, or perhaps with the condition in an alternative form,
then an application can be made to "vary" the condition concerned – possibly by
deleting it or offering an alternative form of words. Note that the LPA cannot alter
any planning condition which imposes a time limit when the development is to be
commenced. That would require a re-application for full or outline planning
permission, but since October 2009 it has been possible to apply to extend an
6. Hybrid A local planning authority may accept a 'hybrid' application; that is, one
that seeks outline planning permission for one part and full planning permission
for another part of the same site. he fee for each part would have to be calculated
separately on the appropriate basis,
subject to any relevant maximum, and the total - which would not be subject to any
maximum - would then be chargeable.
An authority may also, following discussion, allow
an application to be separated into core elements so that permission for site preparation
works, say, can be given priority. Whether to accept a proposal in hybrid form is at the
discretion of the local planning authority, not something on which an applicant may insist.
One should bear in mind that a local planning authority is empowered to require details
even when the application is in outline, if necessary in the interest of good planning. The
term ‘hybrid application’ is not defined in statute
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