Applicants can replace existing planning permissions and extend the time limits for implementing them. The Government believes that this is an appropriate response to the current economic downturn and will help developers to carry out developments that might otherwise not happen.
Planning permissions which are extant both on 1 October 2009 and at the date of application, and have not yet commenced.
Does it cover listed building/conservation area consents?
Yes, where they are extant both on 1 October 2009, and at the date of application, and are associated with an eligible planning permission which is also being extended.
Outline permissions can also be extended under this power, provided they are extant permission both on 1st October 2009 and at the date of application, and have not yet commenced:
the time limit for submission of reserved matters has not yet expired; or
reserved matters applications were all submitted in accordance with the time limit for submission of reserved matters, and the time limit for commencement has not yet expired.
The standard fee for a new application applies until the Government introduces new variable fees towards the end of 2009 (expected November/December). The proposed fees for applications to extend time limits are:
for a householder development - £50
for a major development - £500
for all other development - £170
These are set out in the application forms, but key points are:
No drawings or plans required, except for Listed Building or Conservation Area Consent applications.
No Design and Access Statement required.
Supporting submissions are optional, but may be required to address material planning considerations that have changed since the original permission was granted, in particular the adoption of the Core Strategy of the Sheffield Development Framework in 4 March 2009 and of the Regional Spatial Strategy in May 2008.
If an Obligation is required, a new one will be necessary to link to the new permission being sought.
Only one such application is allowed.
The determination period is usually 8 weeks, unless a longer period is agreed. Full consultation will be carried out, in accordance with the Council Statement of Community Involvement.
Extant: A planning permission that can still be implemented, before the time limit set out in the decision notice has expired.