1. Changes to the Town & Country Planning Act (General Development Procedure Order) 1990 (As amended)
The Government has announced that the Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995 (GDPO) is being consolidated and re-titled. The new consolidated Order will be called the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2010 (DMPO) which has been laid before Parliament and will come in to force on 1st of October 2010. (Link below)
2. Discharge of conditions
From 6th April 2009 charges now apply to all requests for approval of details to discharge conditions attached to planning permissions and requests for confirmation that conditions have been complied with, regardless of when permission was granted.
When submitting details to be discharged, please be aware that the Government requires authorities to deal with all requests within 8 weeks of a valid request being received. Accordingly; you should allow sufficient time for the details to be considered within the terms of the condition, i.e. before commencement of development. Fees are refundable on request if no response is sent within 12 weeks from the date of receipt. If we have not notified or contacted you within the 8 weeks you have the right to appeal to the Secretary of State.
When it is necessary to discharge more than one planning condition on an application, we advise that you submit details for as many conditions as possible in one submission in order to reduce the number of applications needed and fee’s incurred.
If a condition is not approved or discharged on an application then there is no charge for resubmission providing it is within 12 months of the original decision being issued. However, if you wish to revise details already approved an additional charge will be payable.
The fees for this application are as follows:
Conditions attached to listed building and conservation area consents and for a condition removing “permitted development rights” – Free of charge
Householder extensions and changes to buildings within the cartilage of a dwelling, construction of fences walls, car parking and hard standing - £25
Any other type of development - £85
2a. Application for Discharge of Conditions
Town and Country Planning Act 1990
Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990
2a. Application form
2a. Application form help text
In order to ensure a swift turnaround of this application type we would welcome all applications and associated documentation i.e. reports, additional plans, being submitted electronically. See page ‘tips for smooth processing of your online application’. Where samples are to be supplied, they should be sent in to the department, clearly identifying which application they relate to.