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Last edited 25 Sep 2015
Development Management Procedure Order
The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure (England)) Order 2015 consolidates the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2010 and 15 subsequent amending instruments. In addition it makes a number of key changes to the process for handling the planning application process.
The 2015 order sets out the procedures that should be followed in relation to:
- Planning applications.
- Planning application consultations.
- The determination of planning applications.
- Local development orders.
- Certificates of lawful use or development.
- The maintenance of planning application registers.
Some of the main changes introduced by the Order are set out below:
- Clarification of information requirements that must accompany a planning condition (Article 27): In addition to earlier requirements, this now specifies that drawings, plans and “such particulars...as are necessary to deal with the application” must be submitted.
- Deemed discharge of planning conditions (Articles 28, 29, 30 and Schedule 6): The Town and Country Planning Act 1990 provides for the deemed discharge of planning conditions to be prescribed through a development order. Articles 28 and 29 describe the process for the discharge notice with Article 30 and Schedule 6 governing those conditions that are exempt from the deemed discharge procedure.
- Written justification for pre-commencement planning conditions (Article 35): The planning authority now must fully justify any cases where a pre-commencement condition is required.
- Variations to statutory consultation (Schedule 4): There are changes to the requirements for consultation with Natural England, Historic England, the Highways England, the Garden History Society, water and sewerage undertakers and local flood authorities.
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 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki.
- Consultation process.
- Deemed discharge of planning conditions.
- Design and access statement.
- Highways England.
- Historic England.
- Lawful development certificate.
- Local development orders.
- Natural England.
- Planning appeal.
- Planning conditions.
- Planning permission.
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