Planning permission, applications and appeals

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Comment on planning applications, how to apply for planning permission, permitted development, pre-application advice, appeals and other related information.

Extension of certain planning permissions due to coronavirus

In recognition of the effect coronavirus has had on the planning system and the construction sector, changes have been made under section 93A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

The changes applied are:

  • unimplemented planning permissions where the time limit for implementation are due to lapse between the periods of 19 August 2020 and 31 December 2020 will be automatically extended to 1 May 2021. Applicants are not required to take any further action in order for this to take effect.
  • outline permissions are subject to extension in the same way as other planning permissions but in addition, any deadline for the submission of applications for the approval of reserved matters which would otherwise expire between 23 March 2020 and 31 December 2020 are also extended to 1 May 2021. Applicants are not required to take any further action in order for this to take effect.
  • unimplemented planning permissions which lapsed between the periods 23 March 2020 and 19 August 2020 can also be restored and the time limit extended to 1 May 2021 subject to Additional Environmental Approval being granted.

An application for Additional Environmental Approval for those applications where the time limit for implementation has lapsed between 23 March 2020 and 19 August 2020, should be applied for by or on behalf of any person with an interest in the land. Applications should be made in writing and submitted electronically to planning@northlincs.gov.uk. The application should clearly indicate in the subject heading that the request is to determine whether Additional Environmental Approval should be granted. A written response should be provided within 28 days of receipt.

Further guidance, including details of the information required as part of the submission for Additional Environmental Approval can be found on Gov.uk.

Search and comment on planning applications

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Planning application information submitted to North Lincolnshire Council is protected by the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (Section 47). You may only use material which is downloaded and/or printed for consultation purposes, to compare current applications with previous schemes and to check whether developments have been completed in accordance with approved plans.

Further copies must not be made without prior permission of the copyright owner.
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Please note while we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the data. The planning
information contained within the site is incomplete. It must not be used for carrying out a formal “local land charges search”. It also cannot be relied upon to constitute a full planning history for a site.

No responsibility will be taken for any errors or omissions in planning information obtained. No liability is accepted for loss or damage arising from use of planning information obtained from this site. Whether foreseeable or otherwise. Similarly, the information contained does not constitute in any way a formal notification of a planning decision. And as such any actions taken as a result of information displayed on the site are undertaken entirely at the user’s own risk.

The maps in this website are provided by North Lincolnshire Council, under license from Ordnance Survey in order to fulfil its public function of making available council held information. Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.

It is important to be aware that there are time limits within which to submit your comments. All important dates are available to view on the council’s website against the relevant planning application.

Important information about making comments:

  • objections or supporting comments on applications must be rational, impersonal and directed principally to the planning issues raised by the proposal
  • comments of a personal, slanderous, libellous, defamatory, or otherwise offensive or abusive nature will not be tolerated and we reserve the right to remove and return any inappropriate comments
  • comments or representations have not been checked for accuracy and are the views only of the author or authors

The planning process has to be transparent and open, therefore anonymous comments will not be considered.

You may make comments on planning applications online, by email or by post. Due to the volume of comments submitted it is not possible to acknowledge receipt of comments or to engage in correspondence.

In order for your comments or objections to be accepted, and for us to be able to send you further correspondence relating to the application, you must include:

  • your name
  • your contact address
  • your email address (to notify you of any amendments to the application)
  • reference number of the application
  • your comments and/or objections

By sending your comments you confirm that you agree to this and that you accept legal responsibility for your comments.

The Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 requires that any written correspondence must be made available for public inspection. It is not therefore possible to treat your comments in confidence and any correspondence, including names and addresses (but not signatures or email addresses), will be open to the press and public and will be made available on request.  In the event of an appeal relating to an application, your comments may also appear on the Planning Portal website.

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If you are planning to extend or carry out work to your home, before you start you should check whether or not planning permission is required.

Some minor alterations and extensions, particularly to houses, can often be carried out without the need for planning permission. This is known as ‘permitted development’.

The Planning Portal is a national initiative to give advice on planning matters, including permitted development. You can use the Planning Portal to get advice, complete forms, upload plans and other supporting information and pay any required fee as well as to find out more about changes to permitted development rights.

Apartments, maisonettes and flats do not have the same permitted development rights as houses, the planning portal also has details about this.  If you are unsure of the permitted development rights of your home, please complete a Permitted Development Enquiry Form [PDF, 1Mb]. We will let you know in writing whether or not you need planning permission.

It is your responsibility to seek planning permission. If required, planning permission and building regulation approval should be granted before work begins.

If you build something without getting planning permission when you should, you may be forced to put things right later. You may even have to remove an unauthorised building.

Where planning permission is required, we recommend that you obtain advice from us before submitting your application. This enables you find out whether the council is likely to support your proposal, before you commit to any further expense.

By seeking advice it facilitates the opportunity to work with us to reduce any likelihood for the need to change your proposal once a formal application has been submitted and avoid a delay in receiving a decision.

We can provide general advice about the planning process by e mail. Beyond this (in order to obtain site specific advice) you must first pay a fee [PDF, 239Kb].

Once the correct payment has been received together with a completed pre-application form [PDF, 143Kb] and supporting documentation, we will provide a comprehensive and timely pre-application response. As explained below, there are four levels of service according to the type of development planned.

For any additional meetings required, over and above those outlined below, an additional fee will be charged.

Please contact us on 01724 297000 for details of what the service includes for:

  • Householder development
  • Minor and other development
  • Small scale major development
  • Large scale major development

You can apply for planning permission in one of two ways – online or by completing a paper submission.

Submitting your planning application online through the national Planning Portal is the preferred and recommended method of submission. The application, and all supplied information, will then be passed to us to consider.

If you prefer to complete a paper submission, paper forms can be accessed from the Planning Portal website.

Our Interim Local Validation List [PDF, 159Kb] informs both applicants and agents what supporting information will be required in order to make a planning application valid.

The level of information needs to be proportionate to the size and type of application and the local list requires only information that is necessary to the consideration of the application in accordance with paragraph 193 of the NPPF and the guidance contained within the Planning Practice Guidance.

For information about fees and charges the Planning Portal website offers an online fee calculator, you can also download a full fees list.

If you want to be certain that the existing use of a building is lawful for planning purposes or that your proposal does not require planning permission you can apply for a Lawful Development Certificate.

This is not the same as planning permission but it is proof that your household building work is lawful, it is a legally binding document and would be of use to you if you sell the property.

You can apply to your local council for a Lawful Development Certificate using the Planning Portal’s secure online application service. You will have to pay a fee.

It is a criminal offence to carry out works to a listed building without consent – even if you did not know the building was listed. It is important to consult the Development Management team before starting any work.

You will need the council’s consent to demolish a listed building. Alterations or extensions that affect the character of a building also require consent. Unauthorised work could break the law, and may be a criminal offence. The need for listed building consent is different from planning permission but the process is very similar.

All internal and external works which affect the character of the building requires listed building consent. Other works requiring consent include:

  • re-roofing
  • new doors and windows
  • re-pointing (where the character of the building is affected)
  • most stone cleaning
  • removal of chimneys
  • removal of fireplaces and internal features

For listed building consent, you must submit an application to the council but this is free of charge.

To find out if a building is listed, consult the council’s Historic Environment Record.

Advice and information can also be found on the Historic England or Institute of Historic Building Conservation websites.

We have introduced a scheme where planning agents can apply to become an accredited agent.

The scheme encourages the submission of good quality planning applications. Agents have to sign up to a code of practice and can only acquire accreditation by achieving a consistently high standard in the planning applications they submit on behalf of their clients.

The quality of applications is continually monitored to ensure the agent maintains a high level of submission quality.

The scheme is limited to particular types of applications and if you are an agent interested in becoming accredited the details can be found in Information regarding the planning agents accreditation scheme [PDF, 18Kb].

Achieving accreditation does not imply that we recommend any of the agents listed. It is for applicants to satisfy themselves that their choice of preferred agent meets their personal requirements.

Accredited agents submissions must still meet and will still be assessed against, all national and local policies in order to be recommended positively.

Details of those agents currently holding accredited status can be found in our current list of accredited agents [PDF, 22Kb].

View lists of planning applications received, decided, withdrawn and amended by North Lincolnshire Council.

The consultation period for the applications received list is 21 days. This starts from the valid date.

The simplest way to submit a Planning Appeal is online via the Planning Portal. Only the person (or company) that made the planning application can appeal.

There is usually no fee for making an appeal, but some types of enforcement notices appeal need a fee.The only costs you may incur will be if you have used an agent, consultant or solicitor to prepare your case.

The Planning Portal can also be used to search for an appeal or provide further details about the appeal process.