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Planning decision notices

When a planning application is decided the we issue a formal decision notice, which clearly states whether permission is granted or refused.

When planning permission is granted the planning decision notice is often subject to conditions which must be adhered to for the development to be in accordance with the approval.

Unless otherwise stated, development can begin at any time within 3 years of the date of the permission although details set out in the conditions must be agreed beforehand.

All applicants have a right of appeal against a refusal or conditions imposed that they do not agree with. Notes on how to appeal any decision are included on the decision notice. There is no third party right of appeal.

Often other approvals are needed before work can start, e.g. covenants on a property or Building Regulations. If these approvals introduce significant changes to a scheme, a new planning permission may be needed.

How you can access the service:

Access is through our Public Access system using the View/comment on a planning application page. Copies of planning decision notices back to 1995 can be obtained using this service.

Copies of decision notices previous to 1995 can be obtained by contacting Planning at Bodicote House (see contacts on the right hand side of this page). A copy can be emailed out to you free of charge but if you would like a hard copy there is a small charge.

Details required:

The planning application reference number or full address.

How long will it take?:

If you submit your request in writing we aim to get a copy decision out to you in 7 working days.

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