Discharging of Conditions & Advice on making a Material Commencement
We provide advice and expertise in the preparation of submissions to the local planning authority to formally discharge planning conditions attached to consents. Many conditions require some form of approval by the local planning authority before any development takes place on site.
‘Discharge of condition rules’ are broadly set in regulations, but defined in planning case law, that guide decisions on condition discharge and the formal commencement of development on site. These require careful interpretation, and are dependent on the scheme at hand, and in the way in which conditions are worded. We can help developers and landowners navigate their way through the complexities of pre-commencement planning regulations, in order to ensure programs/targets for on-site commencement are met.