Some conditions attached to an outline approval cannot be discharged until the reserved matters have been approved. Any requests to discharge conditions in these cases will result in refusal and the fee will not be refunded.
Reserved matter approvals
Where details are required to be approved by a condition attached to an outline approval, but the details are subsequently submitted and approved as part of the reserved matters, the condition will be considered to have been discharged. If a further application is nevertheless submitted to discharge the condition, the following approach will be taken:
- Where details submitted to discharge the condition are the same as that approved under the reserved matters, those details will be considered to have been already approved, and the fee will not be refunded.
- Where details required by a condition are approved under the reserved matters, and the applicant then wants to make changes, an appropriate application to change what was approved will be required. Attempts to amend the scheme using the discharge of condition procedure will be refused and the fee will not be refunded.
If you are unable to meet conditions you can apply to change them via the Planning Portal. You can change or remove more than one condition using the same application.
Changing the original approval
If you want to change the original approval you must do so before applying to discharge any conditions attached to that approval. Applications to discharge conditions which show unapproved changes to the original scheme will not be approved and the fee will not be refunded. Please see our changing your application page for more information.