Planning permission will usually be subject to 'planning conditions'. These conditions will always include:
- the approved plans which you must adhere to
- the period (usually three years) during which the permission is valid*
*If you do not commence work within this time the permission will not be valid.
Conditions may also require the submission of further details, such as landscaping and materials, before development commences.
Finally, conditions may also restrict what can be done, for example restricting the hours of operation, or requiring the retention of obscure glazed windows where a window may cause a lack of privacy for neighbours.
Ensure you comply with any planning conditions
It is important to check if any conditions, such as materials and landscaping, need to be met before development commences. If this is the case you will need to complete an application to 'discharge' any conditions (ie approve the submitted details) and submit the appropriate information.
You can only apply to discharge planning conditions online:
Apply to discharge your planning conditions - Planning Portal (external website)
After you have filled in your address details, the form you will need to select from the dropdown menu is 'Approval of details reserved by condition'.
Please note: there is a fee for this service which will depend on the type of application you have submitted. This can be paid online and will be determined when you submit your application.
Appeal against planning conditions
If you don't agree with the planning conditions imposed, you may be able to revise your application or appeal against the conditions. Read the question below for more information.