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Where a relevant permitted development right is in place, there is no need to apply to the local planning authority for permission to carry out the work. In a small number of cases, however, it may be necessary to obtain prior approval from a local planning authority before carrying out permitted development. Permitted development rights do not override the requirement to comply with other permission, regulation or consent regimes.
So, normally, you do not need to make any application in such a case and therefore the 2 years rule would not apply.
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Hi Many thanks for your timely updates, much appreciated.
I had applied for full planning permission to demolish a set of derelict agricultural buildings and replace it with a residential dwelling back in November, 2013 and was refused planning a few weeks ago(currently awaiting refusal reason/report from planning department).
I am considering to appeal against the decision, hence the question.
As per recent rules that came into effect 01/04/2014, that we can convert "Redundant agricultural buildings to residential" under permitted development rights, with that in light can i just seek to the to obtain prior approval from a local planning authority before carrying out permitted development.
Or should I go down the appeal route. Please can you advise.
The other bit is, if I should apply for approval under permitted development rights first, and should the local council turn it down then submit the appeal to my planning application accordingly.
Please can you advise.
Thanks in advance.
Many thanks for your advise.
As mentioned, i received the informal decision for refusal at the committee hearing on the 02/04/2014, and awaiting for the official refusal report.
In you last update you are advising to lodge an application under the new rules, is it for the permitted development rights, or is it going to be similar to new planning permission application.
I was hoping to appeal as it is free service; i believe if i apply again under new rules will it be free too or will i have to pay the new fees. Do you know which application i will have to fill, i suppose we will have to tailor the design to renovate the existing barn as opposed to our original recommendation to knock it down and build a smaller house in its place. Please can you advise.
Again, the building is a dutch barn with 2 halves(circular arch main part of the building and the slant portion), am i allowed to remove the slant portion currently at the back of the barn and bring the slant with a different design at the front of the barn. The original plan we submitted was to re-site the location of the barn and bring it slightly forward. Please advise.
Happy to wait.