What is a non-material amendment?
A non-material amendment is a minor variation to part of an approved scheme which does not raise any new issues which would otherwise warrant the submission of a fresh planning application, for example, such a change:
- only has a minimal effect on the overall impact of the originally approved development
- would not result in a greater detrimental impact on the resulting development or be prejudicial to amenity, including the interests of any third parties
- would not involve a part of the development which was objected to whilst determining the planning application
- would not be contrary to any policy of the council
- would not be restricted by any condition on the planning permission
- would not have a detrimental impact on the building or the area
What is not a non-material amendment?
- New windows, openings or enlargements which would result in loss of privacy or amenity to neighbours
- An extension to the application site
- Any change in the volume of a new building which would have a material change in its appearance or impact
- A significant increase in the height of the development
- Any changes to ground level which would have implications on the site’s characteristics, privacy, amenity
- Any works which in themselves constitute ‘development’ requiring planning permission
- Any change to the external materials which would adversely affect the character or appearance of the development or erode the quality of that which was originally approved
- Any change to regularise a matter resulting from an Enforcement complaint
- Any change to a grant of listed building consent
The above is not a comprehensive list and each request must be considered on its merits having regard to all relevant circumstances
Before you apply, have you:
- checked if you need planning permission for the work you want to do?
- found out what you need to supply with an application?
- understood how much it will cost?
- Read the guidance notes for the completion of your application?
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In addition to your completed application form, you will need to supply:
- a scaled drawing showing the proposed alterations to the approved plan and/or;
- other details of the proposed alterations;
- the appropriate statutory fee .
Your application comes back to us to decide if you can go ahead. We will usually tell you within two weeks.