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Application for Non-Material Amendment

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Application for non-material amendment following grant of planning permission (Section 96a of the Town and Country Planning Act)

After planning permission has been granted the approved proposals/details may need to be modified. Where these modifications are minor and insignificant (non-material) an amendment under S96a condition may be appropriate

There is no statutory definition of 'non-material'. This is because it will be dependent on the context of the overall scheme - an amendment that is non-material in one context may be material in another. The LPA must be satisfied that the amendment sought is non-material in order to grant an application under section 96A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

The procedure cannot be used to make non-material amendments to listed building consents.

The applicant must notify anyone who is an owner of the land which would be affected by the non-material amendment or, where the land comprises an agricultural holding, the tenant of that holding.

We will not accept s96A applications where:

  • It adversely affects neighbouring properties or relates to elements that representations were made against
  • Is contrary to policy
  • Falls outside the scope of the original permission
  • Conflicts with any conditions or requires new conditions to make it acceptable
  • Extends the site boundary/red line
  • Introduces new works which in themselves require planning permission

The following National Requirements apply:

  • Completed form
  • Completed ownership certificates and where required notices served
  • Appropriate fee

The following Local Requirements apply:

  • Any plans, drawings or information necessary to describe the subject and purpose of the applications

Links and Further Guidance

Gov.UK - Flexible options for planning permission

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