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Planning permission granted in 2015

The house I am in the process of buying had planning permission for a driveway and crossover approved in 2015.

The owners at the time did not go through with the work. However, it is something I would like to do. Do we have to go through planning permission again? 

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  • CSI_Yorkshire
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    Planning permission normally lasts for three years.
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    You need to re apply with a full application up to current standards.  There is no guarantee that your application will be successful though as council policy may have changed.
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    ftb_deena said:
    The house I am in the process of buying had planning permission for a driveway and crossover approved in 2015.

    The owners at the time did not go through with the work. However, it is something I would like to do. Do we have to go through planning permission again? 
    It depends - did they do any initial work in the drive? If so, you may not have to. But if you are having a permeable drive then you may not need to apply for PP again. Was the PP for a dropped curb? If so, it is only valid for a year
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    ftb_deena said:
    The house I am in the process of buying had planning permission for a driveway and crossover approved in 2015.

    The owners at the time did not go through with the work. However, it is something I would like to do. Do we have to go through planning permission again? 
    It depends - did they do any initial work in the drive? If so, you may not have to. But if you are having a permeable drive then you may not need to apply for PP again. Was the PP for a dropped curb? If so, it is only valid for a year
    Its' a good point about whether any work has started, but strictly speaking the time limit for commencing work is whatever (if anything) is set out in the consent notice.  Three years is a standard figure, but the LPA can vary that on a case-by-case basis according to their own policy.  The consent notice needs to be checked for details.

    Permeable driveways being permitted development only applies to the driveway itself.  If planning consent was needed because the work involved creating a new access onto a classified road then a new consent may still be required.

    The dropped kerb/crossover, which is usually on highway land, doesn't require householder planning consent - the highway authority have the powers to do this work or agree to someone else doing it.  The householder usually has to apply to the highway authority for permission for a crossover - but this isn't the same as planning consent.  How long that permission is valid for varies between highway authorities - if they are quoting to do the work themselves it may be a fairly short period of time, or in other cases there may be no time limit.
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