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What types of Planning Applications are there?

4D Planning believe in keeping things simple. We aim to ease and simplify the planning process which can at times be complicated and frustrating. As a result, we have decided to engage our clients in the process, by helping you understand the basics of the planning process, and its key features. We have listed and answered a few of the common questions that we often receive from the public using our free consultation service.

What is a development?

“Development” is the carrying out of building, engineering, mining or other operations in, on, over or under land, or the making of any material change in the use of any buildings or other land (Section 55 of the TCPA Act 1990).
There are certain types of developments which are permitted and do not require planning permission. These developments fall under the “permitted development” category. Please click here for more information on Permitted Development.

How many types of planning applications are there?

There are 9 different types of planning permission applications:

  • Outline Application
  • Approval of Reserved Matters
  • Full Application
  • Approval of Details
  • Listed Building Consent
  • Conservation Area Consent
  • Advertisement Consent
  • Certificate of Lawful Use or Development
  • Works to Trees


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How does the local planning department determine applications?

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