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Commercial notification of prior approval

Certain types of development, instead of needing full planning permission, may only need prior notification before starting a development, such as those involving 

  • change of use
  • telecommunications
  • demolition
  • agriculture 
  • forestry

To be eligible the development must also comply with the requirements of the relevant permitted development rights. (opens new window) 

You will need to seek approval from us that specified elements of the development are acceptable before work can go ahead. The matters for prior approval differ depending on the type of development.

Find out more information at Planning Portal prior approval (opens new window) regarding the different types of prior approval consent.

Before you submit please see the list of Prior approval validation requirements (PDF) [130KB] (opens new window) .

Prior notification

You will need to notify us before starting works otherwise planning permission will be required.

Apply for prior approval