Guidance for approval of reserved matters applications.
What is a reserved matters application?
Where outline planning permission has been granted, without details of some of the design elements of the proposal (ie access, appearance, landscaping, layout or scale) an application will be necessary to seek approval to these detailed matters. These are applications for approval of reserved matters. Such an approval is not a planning permission in its own right but has to be read in conjunction with the outline planning permission. It follows that the details submitted must conform to the outline permission ie:
- Cannot relate to land outside of the outline permission
- Must not conflict with the terms or description of the outline permission
- Must be submitted within the time scale set out in the outline permission
The development cannot be commenced until details of all outstanding matters have been approved.