Legal Commencement of Development

December 18th, 2020 | Posted by Chris Garner in News - (Comments Off)

A planning permission is granted for a period of 3 years. Within that time you must commence the development to keep the consent live. What constitutes a legal commencement is set out in statute. You must clear all pre-commencement conditions before you commence development otherwise the works will not be considered lawful. Garner Planning has … Read more

Local Occupancy Restriction Removed

December 18th, 2020 | Posted by Chris Garner in News - (Comments Off)

Garner Planning has secured the remove a S106 legal agreement restriction a dwelling to local occupancy. Copeland Borough Council granted consent in 2005 requiring the dwelling to be occupied by persons from a single parish. The planning authority agreed that the restriction was extremely onerous and that their planning policies had changed and no longer … Read more