Planning House are pleased to have secured a lawful development certificate for a large garage in a semi-rural area. The application sought to regularise the development when it was brought to the attention of our client that the garage did not benefit from planning
permission. Our client was under the impression that the garage was permitted development from advice provided by her contractor, unfortunately this was incorrect.
On the basis of the evidence submitted, which comprised:
• Land Registry Plan
• Covering Letter
• Statutory declaration from neighbour
• Statutory declaration from Construction company
• Aerial photographs
• Dated photographs of garage
The application and that available from the Council’s own records it was considered there is sufficient information. On the balance of probabilities, the development as submitted had taken place in excess of a four-year period prior to the Chichester District Council receiving the application.
In this case the operational development consisting of a the erection of a garage had been present on the land for a period of more than 4 years. Our article 4 Years or 10 Year Rule for a Certificate of Lawfulness (CLEUD) provides a brief overview of which timescale is relevant for different scenarios.
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