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Prior Approvals and Prior Notifications


A comprehensive list of all Prior Approval and Prior Notifications is available here, with their associated fees and links to their application forms.

Prior approval means that a developer has to seek approval from the local planning authority (Sedgemoor District Council) that specified elements of the development are acceptable before work can proceed. The matters for prior approval vary depending on the type of development and these are set out in full in the relevant parts in Schedule 2 of the General Permitted Development Order. SDC cannot consider any other matters when determining a prior approval application.

Prior approval is required for some change of use permitted development rights. Certain other types of permitted development including the erection of new agricultural buildings, demolition and the installation of telecommunications equipment also require prior approval. The matters which must be considered by the local planning authority in each type of development are set out in the relevant parts of Schedule 2 to the General Permitted Development Order.

The statutory requirements relating to prior approval are much less prescriptive than those relating to planning applications. This is deliberate, as prior approval is a light-touch process which applies where the principle of the development has already been established. Where no specific procedure is provided in the General Permitted Development Order, local planning authorities have discretion on what processes they put in place.

Please note:

  • Validation requirements for Prior Approval Notifications are set out in The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 Part 3 W.
  • Prior Approval application forms must be completed in full and include specific requirements depending on the proposal, relating to flood risk, transport / highways impacts, noise assessments, etc.
  • Development carried out using permitted development rights can be liable to pay a Community Infrastructure Levy charge.

 

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Application for Prior Notification (Telecommunications)

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Application for Prior Notification of Agricultural or Forestry Development

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Notification for Prior Approval for a Proposed Larger Home Extension

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Prior Approval Agricultural Building to Dwelling

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Prior Approval Agricultural Building to Flexible Use

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Prior Approval Agricultural to State-Funded School or Registered Nursery

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Prior Approval Amusement Arcades / Centres / Casinos, (Sui Generis Uses) to Dwellings

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Prior Approval Erection or Construction of Collection Facility within the Curtilage of a Shop

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Prior Approval for Temporary Use of Buildings or Land for the Purpose of Commercial Film-Making

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Prior Approval Installation / Alteration / Replacement of Solar Photovoltaics (PV) (Non Domestic)

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Prior Approval Office Use to Dwellings

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Prior Approval Retail Use / Mixed Retail and Residential Use to Dwellings

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Prior Approval Shops and Financial and Professional Services, Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops (Sui Generis Uses) to Assembly and Leisure Uses

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Prior Approval Shops, Financial and Professional Services, Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops and Casinos (Sui Generis Uses) to Restaurants and Cafés

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Prior Approval Storage or Distribution Buildings to Dwellings

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Prior Approval to a State-Funded School or Registered Nursery

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Prior Notification of Proposed Demolition

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Notification for Prior Approval Light Industrial Use to Dwellinghouses

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