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Development Management Practice Note 2 "Pre and Post Decision Amendments"

Date: 30/4/2007

Local planning authorities seek to balance the needs of the applicant and the need to meet performance targets with the overall objective of ensuring that development does not have an adverse effect upon neighbours or the wider environment. It is therefore considered good practice for case officers to be able to enter into discussions about amendments at key stages of a development proposal but this must be done in a well managed and controlled way. This Practice Guidance Note is designed to give authorities practical help in balancing these competing objectives. However, effective pre-application discussions represent one of the most effective ways of avoiding the need for amendments to submitted schemes

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