Non-material amendments

An application for non-material amendments allows for small amendments to be made to an existing planning permission. This cannot be used to make changes to listed building consents.

It is at our discretion as to whether the proposed changes constitute a non-material amendment. You are advised to speak to the original case officer who dealt with your planning application prior to submitting such a request to avoid making requests which are likely to be rejected.

We are likely to accept the following as non-material amendments to previously approved plans:

  • Reduction in the volume or size of the building/extension where the overall appearance and scale of the scheme is not significantly changed.
  • Reduction in the height of the building/extension where the overall appearance and scale of the scheme is not significantly changed.
  • Amendments to windows, doors or openings that will not have any impact on neighbouring properties or that would significantly impact on the appearance of the building/extension.

We would normally consider the following to take the development beyond the scope of the permission and therefore the non-material amendment process could not be used:

  • Increase in the size of the building/extension.
  • Increase in the height of the building/extension.
  • Relocating or moving the position of the building/extension.
  • Changes which would conflict with a condition on the original approval.
  • Significant changes to an external facing material.
  • Additional or repositioned windows, doors or openings that will have an impact on neighbouring properties.
  • Changes which would alter the description of development from the original application.
  • Amendments that would warrant re-consultation of either neighbours, internal or external consultees.

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