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Types of Planning Application
 

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Most outdoor advertising requires consent with only a few limited exceptions. The law regarding the placement of adverts is complex. However, we can grant consent for a period of five years and deemed consent for certain categories.

 

Most illuminated adverts need consent. We can challenge any advertisement put up with deemed consent, requiring it to be removal if it is considered to have a negative affect on the area or public safety. The owner has a right of appeal to the Secretary of State.

 

Certificate of lawful use or development

 

An application can be made to establish whether an existing or proposed use or development is lawful.

Either because it is not classified as development requiring planning permission or because of the length of time which has passed, the development or use may now be immune from enforcement action.

Often householders make applications for proposed Lawful Development Certificates for small extensions which do not need permission as they are classed as permitted development under the General Permitted Development Order 1995 (as amended).

 

Discharge of planning conditions

 

If a permission is granted subject to conditions then it will be necessary to submit details to us for approval in order to discharge the condition. Failure to comply with a condition could result in us taking steps to secure compliance and may in certain circumstances affect the legality of any works carried out.

 

This is especially important when a condition has been imposed requiring submission and approval of details prior to beginning of works on site, since failure to comply with such a condition can lead to the permission being void. In appropriate cases we will consider serving a Temporary Stop Notice

 

Full

 

This type of application includes all details of the proposed development including site layout, building plans and types of building materials to be used. Development must normally start within three years of the date of the permission, otherwise the permission will lapse.

 

Listed Building Consent

 

These apply to any building which has been deemed as a Grade I, II* or II listed building by English Heritage. Consent needs to be obtained for all works to a listed building, both external and internal, that would affect a building's special interest. Consent is not normally required for repairs, but where repairs involve alterations which would affect the character of the listed building, consent is required.

 

Owners of listed buildings should be encouraged to seek expert advice on whether proposed works require listed building consent, and on the best way to carry out any such works to their property.

You are advised to our Conservation Team before undertaking any works to a Listed Building.

 

Non-material minor amendment following a grant of Planning Permission

 

After the grant of planning permission and you wish to make alterations, you may be able to make such changes as part of a non-material minor amendment application.  There are no strict rules of what constitutes a non-material minor amendment and the final decision will be made by the case officer. Please contact the case officer for further details.

 

Outline

 

These are submitted in order to establish whether a development is likely to be acceptable in principle. Conditions are usually attached to set out guidelines for the final development of the site. Outline planning applications cannot be made for a change of use.
 
The Council does not normally accept applications for outline planning permission in conservation areas, on listed buildings or where the setting of listed buildings is affected – in these cases applications should be for full permission.
 

Prior Approval applications


A change was made to the General Permitted Development Order (GDPO) in 2013 and 2015 that introduced the following, without the need for planning permission:

 

  • Larger rear extensions to dwelling houses;
  • Change of use of a building to dwellinghouses (C3) from shops (A1) or financial and professional services (A2) or a mixed use combining use as a dwelling house with a use falling within either class A1 or A2 and building operations reasonably necessary to convert the building to a use falling within class C3;
  • Change of use of a building and its curtilage currently falling within offices (B1) to dwelling houses (C3);
  • Change of use of any building and any land within its curtilage from offices (B1), hotels (C1), residential and secure residential institutions (C2 and C2a) and leisure and assembly buildings (D2) to a state-funded school or a registered nursery;
  • Change of use of a building and any land within its curtilage from use as a agricultural building to a flexible use including shops (A1), financial and professional services (A2), restaurants and cafes (A3), business (B1), storage or distribution (B8), hotels (C1) or assembly and leisure (D2);
  • Change of use of a building and any land within its curtilage from use as an agricultural building to use as a state-funded school or a registered nursery.
  • Change of use of a building and any land within its curtilage from use as an agricultural building to a use falling within dwelling houses (C3) and building operations reasonably necessary to convert the building to a use falling within dwelling houses (C3);
  • The use of a building and any land within its curtilage as a state-funded school for a single academic year;
  • The change of use of a building and any land within its curtilage to a flexible use as a shop (A1), financial and professional service (A2), restaurant or café (A3) from a use as a shop (A1), financial and professional service (A2), restaurant or café (A3), drinking establishment (A4), hot food takeaway (A5), business (B1), non-residential institution (D1) or assembly and leisure (D2) for a period of 2 years.

 

Please note - These are subject to a number of criteria laid out in the General Permitted Development Order (GPDO)

 

Please note that applications for prior approval for a change of use are subject to a fee of £80 or where there are associated building operations a fee of £172. Payment can be made by credit/debit card over the telephone on 01902 696000 or by cheque to the address given below, made payable to South Staffordshire District Council.

 

New Permitted Development Advice and Forms

 

 

Reserved matters

 

If outline permission has been granted then the Council will require the further details to be submitted for approval for the details of the development. Reserved matters application must normally be submitted within three years of the date of the outline permission, otherwise it will lapse. In some cases, further details will be reserved by conditions imposed when granting full planning permission.


Variation or removal of condition

 

An application can be made to vary the terms of a condition attached to a planning consent or to apply to remove it. We will consider why the condition was originally attached and whether there have been any changes in circumstances which may allow that condition to be removed or varied to an alternative wording or restriction based on the information submitted.

 

Contact

 
Planning Enquiries

Telephone: (01902) 696000

Fax:(01902) 696705

Email: dcapps@sstaffs.gov.uk

 

Postal Address

 

South Staffordshire Council, Wolverhampton Road, Codsall, Wolverhampton, South Staffordshire, WV8 1PX

 
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