You purchased a plot of land that was approved for the construction of a house. Despite receiving planning clearance for an expansion, the question that arises in your mind should be that “How long is my planning permission going to last?” If you are in that situation, you may start to wonder about the length of time a planning approval can last. Can you do anything to prevent its expiration before you’re prepared to begin construction? This article addresses concerns about when to put your planning permit into effect, problems with expiring permission, and possibilities for extending permission.
A planning permit is typically valid for three years. If your permit expires, you will no longer be able to carry out work if the required work has not started within the allotted three years. If you have purchased a piece of property or a structure that requires a planning permission, then it’s important to know the date that the local planning authority approved so you can begin the project on time. Since that date determines when the permit will expire, it’s crucial to keep in mind that the job should begin by a specific deadline. The three-year window only applies from the moment the local government provides permission until the start of development; once the authorisation is regarded to have been “executed,” the window disappears. You can get a planning handbook from your local authorities, which provides pre-application guidance on the finer points of the planning procedure as well as a thorough explanation of related planning costs, specifics of the planning application form, and timelines for the decision-making process.
The location where you start work must first be in accordance with the plans. Construction must be done precisely on the same location for the material processes to be considered implemented. For instance, “material operation,” counts as digging a foundation area is a common action but the planning committee will only consider it to be the execution of the planning authorisation, if the area of digging is in the exact location indicated in the plans. To prevent unauthorised development, make sure your “material operations” fulfil any pre-commencement requirements you may be subjected to. The planning permission grant will be issued either “unconditionally” or “subject to restrictions” in your planning approval notice or approval letter. This might involve undertaking tasks before the start of “material activities,” including submitting a building management plan.