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[F196APower to make non-material changes to planning permission [F2or permission in principle] E+W

(1)A local planning authority F3... may make a change to any planning permission[F4, or any permission in principle (granted following an application to the authority),] relating to land in their area if they are satisfied that the change is not material.

(2)In deciding whether a change is material, a local planning authority must have regard to the effect of the change, together with any previous changes made under this section, on the planning permission [F5or permission in principle] as originally granted.

(3)The power conferred by subsection (1) includes power [F6to make a change to a planning permission ]

(a)to impose new conditions;

(b)to remove or alter existing conditions.

(4)The power conferred by subsection (1) may be exercised only on an application made by or on behalf of a person with an interest in the land to which the planning permission [F7or permission in principle] relates.

(5)An application under subsection (4) [F8to a local planning authority in England] must be made in the form and manner prescribed by development order.

[F9(5A)A development order may provide that an application under subsection (4) to a local planning authority in Wales must be made—

(a)in the form prescribed by the order or in a form published by the Welsh Ministers; and

(b)in the manner prescribed by the order.]

(6)Subsection (7) applies in relation to an application under subsection (4) made by or on behalf of a person with an interest in some, but not all, of the land to which the planning permission [F10or permission in principle] relates.

(7)The application may be made only in respect of so much of the planning permission [F11or permission in principle] as affects the land in which the person has an interest.

(8)A local planning authority [F12in England] must comply with such requirements as may be prescribed by development order as to consultation and publicity in relation to the exercise of the power conferred by subsection (1).]

[F13(9)A development order may make provision about how a local planning authority in Wales are to deal with an application under subsection (4) (including provision imposing requirements as to consultation and publicity and as to when steps specified in the order are to be taken).

(10)For the purposes of this section as it applies in relation to Wales, a person has an interest in land only if in relation to that land (or any mineral in, on or under it) the person—

(a)is the estate owner of the fee simple;

(b)is entitled to a tenancy granted or extended for a term of years certain of which not less than two years remain unexpired;

(c)is the mortgagee of any interest or estate in the land; or

(d)is a party to an estate contract within the meaning of section 2(4) of the Land Charges Act 1972.]

Textual Amendments

F1S. 96A and cross-heading inserted (1.10.2009) by Planning Act 2008 (c. 29), ss. 190(2), 241 (with s. 226); S.I. 2009/2260, art. 3

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