Amendments to planning applications

Non-material amendments

Following a grant of planning permission, you may wish to make small amendments to the permission. This may include changing a finish or moving a door or window. You need to apply for a non-material amendment to find out whether a change is considered 'non-material'. This would mean your changes can be carried out without the need to reapply for full planning permission.

To apply for a non-material amendment, download and complete the form.

The application attracts a fee of £34 for householders and £234 in all other cases. Note only one copy of the forms and plans are needed.

Whether or not a proposed amendment is considered non-material will depend on the circumstances of the case. For example, moving a window could be material if it results in the overlooking of a neighbour. It could be non-material if it does not. Generally, if neighbours have to be consulted about a change, it will not be appropriate to use this method.

If an application for a non-material amendment is successful, you will have an amendment to the original planning permission. No new planning permission is created. A decision will be issued within 28 days. If an application is not successful, or if the decision is not issued within 28 days, you have the right of appeal.

The procedure cannot be used to make changes to listed building consents or conservation area consents.

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