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Application for a Lawful Development Certificate

Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for an existing use or operation or activity including those in breach of a planning condition

Specific Information Requirements

Form and Certificates
The relevant 1APP form and Certificates are available from the National Planning Portal

Plans
(NB: as required dependant on the nature of the application)

  • Location Plan "A plan that identifies the land to which the application relates" at an identified metric scale showing sufficient roads or buildings on land adjoining the site to ensure the exact location of the site is clear. The site should be edged clearly in red and a blue line must be drawn around other land owned by an applicant adjoining or near the application site.
  • Site (Block) Plan At an identified metric scale showing north, the development in relation to site boundaries and existing buildings with written dimensions including those to boundaries. (the full footprint of adjacent properties would greatly assist in determining the relationship to the existing buildings & detailing the hardstanding & parking is also helpful if relevant to the application)
  • Elevations Existing and proposed (scaled) clearly showing the proposed works in relation to what is presently there for any elevations being altered.
  • Floor plans Existing and proposed (scaled) clearly showing the proposed works in relation to what is presently there, (detailing all opening doors and windows) these can be combined if changes can clearly be shown
  • Sections Where a change in levels is proposed or the site slopes sections should be provided showing how the proposed development relates to existing levels, trees and adjacent development (with levels related to a fixed datum off site) details of existing and proposed foundations and eaves where a change is proposed and how encroachment onto adjoining land is to be avoided. Existing and proposed site sections and finished floor and site levels should be provided
  • Roof Plans For any roof that would be created or altered by the proposed development showing the shape of the roof, its location, and specifying the roofing materials to be used.

Fee
The appropriate fee details of which are available on the National Planning Portal

Documents
No specific document types are required but information sufficient to clearly identify why the proposed works are considered to be permitted development should be submitted. (A Planning Statement can assist with the application)

General Information
Two copies of plans, forms, certificates and supporting statements are required to support any paper based submission.

All Plans must be to an identified metric scale (normally 1:50 or 1:100) must state the original paper size, show a north point and/or identify which direction elevations face and be named in a logical manner. When proposing new development they must include a scale bar and key dimensions.

Prior to submitting an application you are strongly advised to make use of the pre-application advice service we offer.

As part of our registration process both our Administrative Team and our Development Control Team Leaders inspect applications received in detail. Requests for plans will be proportionate to the nature and scale of the proposal and information will only be required that adds to an understanding of the proposal. This being the case it would assist if an applicant/agent advises as to why they feel their submission is adequate and reflects the matter to hand.

Further guidance on 1APP is available on The National Planning Portal

Updated: 22 Dec 2015
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