Planning House are delighted to have secure approval from Durham County Council for a certificate of lawful use confirming that permission had been implemented and a material start on site had been commenced before the permission expired. Known as a Certificate of Lawful Proposed Use or Development (CLPUD or CLOPUD). The reason for doing this was to confirm that the 2015 planning permission remained extant and could be continued allowing the full development to be carried out.
If development is deemed not to have been lawfully commenced and the period for commencement expired, planning permission would have lapsed. The works already carried out would not benefit from permission and a new application for the development would need to be submitted. All of which adds expense, time, resources and is basically starting from scratch!
Planning House were delighted to assist providing evidence to support the commencement on site within the relevant timescale along with the discharge of conditions precedence.
More information for you is available in our series of eBooks and Practical Guides which cover everything from the very basics of town planning to application processes and what developers need to consider. Our FREE Practical Guide covers the basics of this type of Certificate of Lawfulness is available on our website. However, if you need assistance then don’t hesitate to Contact Us for a free initial consultation.