New rules for pre-commencement conditions now in force

On 1 October, new rules for pre-commencement conditions came into force, as a result of secondary legislation that was made and laid in May this year.

There is now a new procedure in place, whereby applicants have to give their written consent to any pre-commencement condition. It applies to pre-commencement conditions imposed only on a grant of planning permission (but not when granted in outline) on or after 1 October 2018. The new procedure is therefore relevant to planning applications that have already been made and that will be determined from now onwards.

Author: Claudia Dietz

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