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Government extends replacement consent timescale

Thu 20th September 2012, 2:38 pm

London developers with unimplemented planning permissions are being given an extra year to apply for replacement consents.

DCLG chief planner Steve Quartermain this week wrote to local authorities saying that the extension will come into force from 1 October.

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

His letter states: “As before, such applications will be subject to a lower fee, less onerous information and consultation requirements and a design and access statement will not be required.”

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