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Permission in Principle


The current scope of these applications is limited to:

Minor developments: Residential developments with less than 10 dwellings and related non-residential work.

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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