Discharging planning conditions

How do I make a request to discharge a condition?

You can make a request to discharge planning conditions using the form ‘Application for approval of details reserved by condition’.  You must include the appropriate fee with your application.

A condition will not be formally discharged in writing without a fee however an officer may provide a verbal decision. The verbal decision will be recorded on the planning file for future reference.

There are exceptions to charges for:

  • Requests relating to listed building consent
  • Requests relating to advertisement consents
  • Requests relating to tree preservation orders

No, a fee is charged for each request. Therefore if you apply to discharge all the conditions at once, you will only be charged one fee. However, if you send in details for each condition separately, these will be counted as separate “requests” and you will have to pay further fees.

Commencement of development, prior to the discharge of relevant conditions may lead to formal enforcement action by the Council which could affect the future sales of the property.