- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 15 Sep 2020
Reserved matters in planning permissions
Outline planning applications can be used to find out whether a proposed development is likely to be approved by the planning authority, before substantial costs are incurred developing a detailed design.
- The layout of buildings within the proposed development.
- The precise height, width and length of individual buildings.
- The appearance of buildings.
- Access to and within the site for vehicles, cycles and pedestrians.
- Landscape proposals.
The details of the reserved matters application must be in line with the outline approval, including any conditions attached to the permission. It may be necessary to reapply for outline or full planning permission if the proposals have changed in any way.
Outline permission is not a permission to start work on site. The permission notice will state which matters have been reserved for later approval. When all of the reserved matters have been approved, work may begin on the site.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
Featured articles and news
Brick slip soffit systems and intricate brick features.
Breaking down possible steps of pre-contract management.
ICE event includes comments from Welsh Government Minister Julie James.
How to write them and what they should include.
Designing Buildings Wiki becomes the world's first website to adopt the new knowledge standard.
Assessing the most beneficial design elements.
Exploring different types of vinyl flooring.
New Government task force will build beauty into reformed planning process.
Five outstanding aspects of the profession.
The seismic strengthening of historic churches.
Results show guarded optimism and payment concerns.
Noteworthy navigable aqueducts.