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?
- You can download and complete the paper form by going to 'Other ways to do it'
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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 (if you pay by cheque, it should be payable to East Devon District Council).
Your application comes back to us to decide if you can go ahead. We will usually tell you within two weeks.
If you can't submit online, you can download and print a paper copy form from the Planning Portal website. You can complete this and send it into us.