Types of changes

The Government has put temporary measures in place to extend construction working hours.

See the guidance for extending construction hours

Changes to a planning proposal can be agreed on before or after an application is decided.

Making changes before the application is decided is a useful way to improve developments and secure approval where permission might otherwise be refused.

Making changes after a proposal has been approved allows developers to respond to unexpected circumstances.

You can apply to make a change by applying for:

  • a pre-decision amendment
  • a non-material amendment
  • a minor material amendment
  • a variation of condition
  • a modification of planning obligations
  • a revised full application

The best way to avoid the need for changes is to book one of our pre-application advice​​ services.

More information

We recommend the below guidance for making changes to planning applications.