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To view a decision for a planning application please see our planning application search.
The decision can be found in the search results along with other information relating to the planning application. It will clearly state whether planning permission is 'pending' 'granted' or 'refused'.
Further details about the decision can be found in the decision notice document. To find the decision notice:
Please note that applications submitted before 2009 may not have accompanying documents attached.
Usually an application will be dealt with within 8 weeks (or 13 weeks for a larger scale scheme).
If a decision takes longer after receiving an application, then the reason will be explained to the applicant on request. However, in most cases, the applicant will already be aware of this as a result of discussions.
Unless otherwise stated, development can begin at any time within three years of the date of the permission. However, details set out in the conditions must be agreed beforehand.
Often other approvals are needed before work can start, such as covenants on a property or building regulations. If these approvals bring significant changes to a scheme, then a new planning permission may be needed. To find out whether you need other approvals after a decision has been made please see do I need building regulations?
All applicants have the right to make planning appeals against refusals or conditions imposed that they do not agree with.
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