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Discharging Planning Conditions

It is common to find that upon granting a planning approval, a planning authority will attach certain planning conditions. Some of those conditions may require approval by the authority before development commences; other conditions can be discharged during implementation of the development.

The nature of planning conditions will vary depending upon the nature of the development and should be tailored to deal with specific planning issues. 

The provision of highway works, say to reduce the severity of development related traffic impacts, is often the subject of a planning condition as these works are typically addressed only in principle in the Transport Assessment or Travel Plan.  For example, the submission of detailed design drawings and construction specifications for physical works may be the subject of a negative or ‘Grampian’ type condition.  Other conditions may require the provision of information relating to parking provision, service area provision or other physical measures, such as bus stops and shelters, to encourage access by sustainable modes of transport.

Having worked towards securing a planning consent, we work closely and collaboratively with clients to ensure that any conditions are dealt with in an appropriate and cost effective manner.

Typical services delivered in order to discharge planning conditions can include:

To discuss your project and how TPS could assist with the discharge of planning conditions, please contact our friendly team who will be happy to answer any questions your may have, or to provide a quote if required.