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Planning applications (development management)

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View planning applications 

To see planning applications for housing and industrial/commercial development, visit the website of your local district council. This includes applications for extensions or alterations to your own home.

View planning applications submitted to the County Council:

Planning applications - our role

To find out if you need planning permission for housing, commercial or industrial development, contact your local district council or Nottingham City Council, depending on where the property is located. This includes extensions or alterations to your own home.

Development control is about determining planning applications, ensuring compliance with planning decisions and dealing with planning appeals that arise.

The County Council deal with planning applications for minerals and waste development, which include:

  • quarries

  • open-cast and underground mining

  • oil and gas wells

  • landfill sites

  • waste recycling centres

  • sewerage treatment works.

We also have responsibility for determining applications for our own developments including schools, libraries, roads, etc.

Apply for planning permission

If you need to obtain planning permission for anything in the above list, read more about applying for planning permission.

Greater flexibility for planning permissions

In October 2009, three new measures were introduced to allow for a more flexible approach to existing planning permissions:

Extensions to the time limits for implementing planning permissions

  • This provision applies to all permissions, including outline permissions, granted on or before 1 October 2009, where development has not commenced
  • It will only be possible to extend the permission once
  • The application must be made on the relevant standard application form, which is available on this website and on the Planning Portal website. For copyright reasons it is likely that these applications will be made by the original applicant or someone authorised by them
  • Design and access statements are not required for these applications
  • The fee depends on the size of the proposed development, £575 for major development and £195 for all other development
  • This is considered to be a new application for development consent under the 1999 EIA Regulations and therefore relevant documents must be submitted. Where it is necessary to update environmental information this can normally be done by means of a supplementary Environmental Statement
  • A new decision notice will be issued, with a new time limit (usually three years). Conditions attached to the new permission may be different from those attached to the original permission, for example to make the scheme acceptable in the light of any new policies or if some pre-commencement conditions have been discharged
  • Appeals against a decision to refuse must be made within six months.

Non-material amendments to existing planning permissions

  • Applicant must have an interest in the land to apply, for instance be a freeholder, a holder of a lease of over seven years. Applicants must serve notice on any other known owners (giving 14 days to respond)
  • This provision enables non-material amendments to be made to an existing planning permission. Whether or not an amendment is non-material will depend on the specific circumstances, such as changing a finish or moving a door or window (where this does not give rise to overlooking). Discretion rests with this Council as to whether the proposed amendment would take it outside the scope of the original permission. If you are unsure, you may wish to seek pre-application advice
  • The application must be made on the relevant standard application form, which is available on this and the Planning Portal website
  • More than one amendment can be made on a single form
  • Design and access statements are not required for these applications
  • The fee for one or more amendment is £195
  • As by definition the changes sought will be non material, we do not anticipate effects which would need to be addressed under the 2011 EIA Regulations
  • Statutory consultation and publicity will not be undertaken; however we may inform other parties of the proposed amendments as appropriate. The 'decision' will consist of a letter which will describe the non-material amendments. This letter should be read in conjunction with the original decision notice, which still stands. As part of this process new conditions may be imposed or existing conditions removed or amended
  • The time period for determination is 28 days or a longer period if agreed in writing. After this time there is a right of appeal against non-determination.

Minor material amendments to existing planning permissions

  • This is not a new provision, but a streamlining of the existing process that enables minor material amendments to be made under Section 73, that is to develop land without compliance with conditions previously attached to a planning permission. This process can only be used if there is a suitable condition that can be modified, e.g. one which lists the approved plans
  • An accepted definition of a 'minor material amendment' is one whose scale and nature results in a development which is not substantially different from the one which has been approved. Whether an amendment is minor material will again be at our discretion. Pre-application advice should be sought if you are in any doubt
  • The application must be made on the standard application form entitled 'Application for removal or variation of a condition following the grant of planning permission'. These forms may be found on this and the Planning Portal websites. Again, for copyright reasons it is likely that these applications will be made by the original applicant or someone authorised by them
  • Design and Access statements are currently required for these applications, although there is a proposal to remove this requirement
  • The fee for these applications is £195
  • This is considered to be a new application for development consent under the 2011 EIA Regulations. Where an EIA was carried out on the original application, changes to the Environmental Statement may not be necessary
  • Discretion rests with the Council to decide who will be consulted on these applications (except on EIA schemes where there is no discretion). Consultations are likely to focus on those who had a particular interest in the proposal or raised concerns at the time of the original application
  • A new decision notice will be issued, listing all conditions or, where relevant, the reasons for refusal. The time limit will be consistent with the original permission
  • If the proposed minor material amendments are unacceptable and are refused an appeal may be made within six months of the decision.

Further information

For further information and advice about development management in Nottinghamshire please contact us.

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