Generally speaking, most planning permission runs out after three years. Meaning, if you haven’t started work by this point, you’ll need to reapply.
What you need to know about granted planning permission
- Planning permission applies to the land, meaning your property and the connected land can be sold or let with the planning permission attached.
- Planning permission can be granted that have certain conditions attached - so hold off on calling the builders.
- Conditions tend to be the authority asking you to submit ‘details for approval’. These are details on your build that the authority felt weren’t fully described in your original application or they require further information on.
- It’s very important that you don’t start building before your conditions have been dealt with and supporting information has been sent across. Otherwise you could face rejection and have to revert all the work you’ve just started. Nightmare.