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Approval of reserved matters

Last Modified December 11, 2014

The definition of Reserved Matters relates to outline planning permission or an application for such permission. This could mean any of the following, which have not been given within the application: 

  • (a) access
  • (b) appearance
  • (c) landscaping
  • (d) layout
  • (e) scale, with the upper and lower limit for the height, width and length of each building stated in the application for planning permission.

The details of the reserved matters application must be in line with the outline approval, including any conditions attached to the permission. If your proposals have changed in any way, you may need to reapply for outline or full planning permission. Some, though not all, details may have been formally submitted and approved at the outline application stage, if you chose to do so, or we insisted.

Permission lasts for two years from the last date that the reserved matters were approved, or, three years from the date that outline planning permission was approved - whichever date is the later.

The application for the Approval of Reserved Matters form should therefore be used after an Outline Planning Application has been approved by us.

To submit an application for Approval of Reserved Matters, please apply online at the Planning portal or download the form:

Information required for approval of reserved matters consent:
  • National requirements (Part 1)
  • Local requirements (Part 2) - we are working on a Local List, please submit applications in accordance with national requirements
To process an application we require the information detailed in Part 1 above to be submitted with the application. The period for deciding the application cannot start until we have received all the information.

Please make sure you submit one original plus one copy of the application form, together with one original plus one copy of the plans and supporting information. The fee information and help notes are provided to help you.



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