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02 September 2014

How long does a planning permission last?

Question

How long does a planning permission last?

Answer

There are several types of planning permission. When planning permission is granted a condition is normally attached advising the applicant how long the planning permission is valid for.

Planning permissions normally last 3 years..

Outline applications normally last 3 years with development taking place within 2 years of the approval of the final reserved matter.

Submission of the reserved matters must be submitted within 2 years of the date of the approval of the outline.

New Housing and Commercial development are usually valid for a maximum of 5 years.


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