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Permission in Principle

The ability to submit for permission in Principle is now live.

Applications for ‘Permission in Principle’ can now be submitted to Local Authorities in England.

There is a downloadable PDF form available on the paper forms section of the Planning Portal.

The current scope of these applications is limited to minor residential developments with less than 10 dwellings and related non-residential work.

This specifically excludes:

Major developments: In the context of residential developments these are any proposals with 10+ dwellings; 1000+ square metres floor space; or 1+ hectare site area.

Householder development: Development of (or within the curtilage of) an existing dwelling for any purpose incidental to the enjoyment of the dwelling.

Habitats development: Anything that has a significant effect on a ‘European site’ or ‘European offshore marine site’.

Schedule 1 development: Any development listed in Schedule 1 of the Environmental Impact Assessment regulations.

If ‘Permission In Principle’ is granted, an additional ‘Technical Details Consent’ (submitted as a full planning application but with specific reference to the ‘Permission in Principle’ consent) is also required before development can commence.

For more information please see the Government Guidance

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