Material and non-material amendments

If you want to make any changes to an approved scheme that has been granted planning permission you will require our consent. Non- material amendments are changes that we conisder to be minor and do not significantly change your permission.

If the amendments are considered to be material changes they will not be acceptable and you will have to submit a further planning application for a revised scheme and obtain a new planning permission.

Further guidance can be found here.

Examples of material amendments

The following list shows some examples of what may be considered as material amendments.

  • The application site area (red line) differs from the original application.
  • The application description differs from the original application.
  • The proposal would result in changes to the appearance of the building.
  • The amendment significantly increases the size of any part of the development.
  • The development moves more than 1 metre in any direction.
  • The height of the building or structure is increased.
  • The amendment locates any part of the development closer to a neighbour.
  • The amendment results in a fundamental change in the design of the building.
  • The amendment changes windows or doors which increases overlooking in any way.
  • The amendment would result in a greater visual intrusion to neighbours.
  • There were any relevant objections which would be compromised by the proposed amendment.
  • There has been enforcement action taken.