Permissions and refusals

Permission granted

Once permission has been granted, it must be carried out according to the approved plans and the conditions attached to the planning permission. 

If a planning condition requires you to submit more information (known as ‘discharge conditions’) to us, you will need to make an application through the Planning Portal.

Submit discharge conditions information 

If your plans change and you need to make any amendments you will need to re-submit your application through the Planning Portal. This includes:

  • minor, non-material amendments
  • large, material amendments
  • to vary or remove conditions attached to your permission
  • to get building regulations consent for your works.

Permission refused

If your planning permission is refused, you may be able to make changes to your application which will allow your works to go ahead.

If you would like to discuss a more suitable option email us stating your application reference number and the name of your case officer.


If you do not want to make any changes to your plans, you have the right to appeal.

Appeal a decision

Appeals for householder applications appeals must be made within 12 weeks. Appeals for most other types of application appeals must be made within six months. Only applicants or their agent can appeal a decision.

How to make an appeal