Issue details

Non-Material Amendments to planning permissions

In November 2017, the Committee agreed a set of guidelines around what the Council would and would not accept as Non-Material Amendments (NMA’s). Since that time, a lot has changed in terms of guidance and case law. There have also been several government consultations around increasing the flexibility of the planning system. Officers have been working with this report as guidance and considering the context of the scale of the proposals and site in coming to decisions on what to accept as an NMA. This is an approach that is supported by the National Planning Policy Guidance and S96A of the Town & Country Planning Act.

It is necessary to update the guidelines for Committee to reflect the current guidance and legislation because the current ones (if they are to be adhered to strictly) are contrary to these.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 02/07/2024

Decision due: 7 Aug 2024 by Planning Committee

Lead director: Director of Growth

Contact: Neil Crowther, Group Head of Planning & CPO Email:

Consultation with Group Leaders/Committee Chair: No