Shell Applications

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The term ‘Shell Application’ was given to me by Chris Dale, the then Head of Development Management at Woking Borough Council and describes an application that deals only with the external appearance of a building. ‘Shell Applications’ are full planning applications that normally co-incide with an application for prior approval where the prior approval allowance […]

Flexible Permissions

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Do you have an asset that’s proving difficult to let? Would you just like to maximise marketability? A “flexible” or “dual-use” planning permission might be able to help. A flexible planning permission allows occupiers to switch between specified planning uses without the need for multiple planning permissions. The right to switch lasts for ten years […]