Consultation timelines

Please find below a reference guide on the application types, as well as the target timelines for consultation and decisions.

  • ADV – advertisement consent 21 days consultation and eight week target to decide.
  • AGA – prior approval – agriculture No consultation required and 21 day target to decide.
  • CUPA – change of use – prior approval No consultation required and three week target to decide.
  • DCO – Development Consent Order (minor development) No public  consultation required and 5 weeks to determine.
  • DCM – Development Consent Order (major development) No public consultation required and 8 weeks to determine.
  • DEA – prior approval – demolition No consultation required and 21 day target to decide.
  • EA1 – request for formal screening opinion Decides if an environmental statement is needed. No consultation required and 21 day target to decide.
  • EA2 – request for formal scoping opinion Decides what an environmental statement needs to cover. 21 days consultation and 25 day target to decide.
  • EIA1 – Request for a formal screening opinion about the need for an Environmental Impact Assessment– this is not a planning application, no consultation is required and a planning application will need to be received, consulted on and approved before any works can start.
  • EIA2 – Request for a formal scoping opinion about what impacts an Environmental Statement should cover – this is not a planning application, no consultation is required and a planning application will need to be received, consulted on and approved before any works can start.
  • EIA3 – Request for formal screening and scoping opinion – this is not a planning application, no consultation is required and a planning application will need to be received, consulted on and approved before any works can start.
  • FUL – full planning permission 21 days consultation and eight week target to decide (13 weeks for major applications, 16 weeks if accompanied by an environmental statement).
  • FUH – full planning permission for householder development 21 days consultation and eight week target to decide.
  • HED – hedgerow determination No consultation required and 42 day target to decide.
  • HHPA – householder prior approval No consultation required and six week target to decide.
  • HZ1 – hazardous substance consent (general) 21 days consultation and eight week target to decide.
  • HZ2 – hazardous substance consent (vary/remove condition) 21 days consultation and eight week target to decide.
  • HZ3 – hazardous substance consent (change of control) 21 days consultation and eight week target to decide.
  • LBC – listed building 21 days consultation and eight week target to decide (13 weeks for major applications, 16 weeks if accompanied by an environmental statement).
  • LDE – S191 lawful use/development – existing No consultation required and eight week target to decide (13 weeks for major applications, 16 weeks if accompanied by an environmental statement).
  • ​LDP – S192 lawful use/development – proposed No consultation required and eight week target to decide (13 weeks for major applications, 16 weeks if accompanied by an environmental statement).
  • MMA – minor material amendment 21 days consultation and eight week target to decide (13 weeks for major applications).
  • ​MOD – modification and removal of S106 agreements 21 days consultation and eight week target to decide (13 weeks for major applications, 16 weeks if accompanied by an environmental statement).
  • NMA – non-material amendment No consultation required and 28 day target to decide.
  • OUT – outline planning permission 21 days consultation and eight week target to decide (13 weeks for major applications, 16 weeks if accompanied by an environmental statement).
  • R3 – regulation 3 application – a proposed development by us 21 days consultation and eight week target to decide (13 weeks for major applications, 16 weeks if accompanied by an environmental statement).
  • R4 – regulation 4 application – we own the site but are not the applicant 21 days consultation and eight week target to decide (13 weeks for major applications, 16 weeks if accompanied by an environmental statement).
  • RM – reserved matters application 21 days consultation and eight week target to decide (13 weeks for major applications, 16 weeks if accompanied by an environmental statement).
  • SCON – consultation from neighbouring authority No consultation required and 21 day target to decide.
  • TEA – prior approval – telecom No consultation required and 21 day target to decide.
  • TPO – works to tree(s) with a tree preservation order 21 days consultation and eight week target to decide.
  • TRCA – works to trees within a conservation area No consultation required and six week target to decide.

Application types not needing formal consultation will still be included in the weekly list of new applications, and will be sent to local parish and town councils for information.