Developer’s Checklist

15th April 2020

We have set out a checklist for developers to assist in reviewing their sites and permissions from a planning perspective. Contact one of the team today to discuss any of the points below:

Do you have planning permission?

  • Have all relevant conditions been discharged? Either pre-commencement or pre-occupation, conditions need to be discharged at the right time.
  • Have all relevant CIL forms been completed? Forms are needed to be submitted to the relevant authority on commencement, to transfer liabilities, for self-build and residential extensions, and for social housing and charitable exemptions. Depending on the scale of development there may be different triggers for additional payments.
  • Have obligations of a Section 106 agreement been completed?
  • How long is there left to implement the development? Development should be lawfully implemented before the expiration date of the permission. Click here for more information on implementation
  • Thinking about the future, are minor or material changes needed to the permission? Don’t delay in reviewing what might be needed in the future to safeguard as far as possible against potential additional delays in the planning system, and to add an element of flexibility to the development if needed.

Do you need planning permission or other consents?

  • Is technical work needed to support your applications? Many consultants are still working during lockdown however do bear in mind there are limitations for undertaking site visits.
  • Crack on with the preparation and submission of applications. Planners at Bell Cornwell are ready to assist! We are very well equipped to provide you with the same excellent level of service now as we were before.
  • Be prepared for a longer determination date than normal. Some authorities have struggled with setting up remote working for all Officers whilst dealing with differing broadband speeds, as well as site visits and undertaking public consultation, although the situation is improving. More Councils are now undertaking virtual committee meetings, in accordance with new legislation, which will help to keep decisions moving. Check out our Local Planning Authority tables for details of working practices during this time

For more information please contact a member of our team.

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