Extending the Life of Planning Permissions

The Government has announced a one year extension to the temporary provisions introduced in October 2009, which allow applicants to extend the time limits for implementing a planning permission.

This one year extension will come into force on 1st October 2012.

The effect will allow applicants with unimplemented extant permissions granted on or before 1st October 2010 (previously the deadline was 1st October 2009) to apply for a replacement permission for the same development, subject to a new time limit for implementation.

As before, such applications will be subject to a lower fee, less onerous information and consultation requirements. In addition a design and access statement will not be required.

Should you require more information, or wish to extend the life of your consent then please do not hesitate to give one of us an call on 0121 693 8900 or email

The letter from Steve Quartermain, Chief Planner, is attached: Extending Life of Permissions