Non-material amendment

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Application type information

Description 

Once we have granted planning permission, you may find it necessary to make amendments to your proposal.  

You can apply for a non-material amendment if your proposed changes do not have a significant impact on the development. 

There is no statutory definition of what a non-material amendment is. However, we use the widely accepted definition of small-scale where no neighbouring properties will be affected. 

If we grant your non-material amendment we will not create a new planning permission. Your original permission will still stand should be read in conjunction with the decision on this application. 

You can find out more details about non-material amendments on the Planning portal.  

Guidance 

You can get help and advice from our Duty Planner on non-material amendments and other types of planning applications. 

You can get detailed feedback on your proposal by using our pre-application advice service

Documents that are always required

You must submit the following as part of your planning application: 

Documents that are sometimes required

Depending on the details of your application, you may have to submit one or more of the following documents and information: 

  • Members and employees; On your application you must tell us if you are a Member of Braintree District Council or employed by us. We will determine any applications from Members or employees at a Planning Committee meeting. 
  • Existing and proposed elevations; needed if your application is: 
    • to amend a condition that refers to external alterations 
    • to establish whether a development or certain use was lawful (we will need to understand what was onsite previously and what it onsite now) 
  • Existing and proposed floor plans; needed if your application is: 
    • to amend a condition that refers to internal alterations 
    • to establish whether a development or certain use was lawful (we will need to understand what was onsite previously and what it onsite now) 
  • Listed Building Sections; needed if your application includes: 
    • works at upper floor levels, where accommodation is being created beneath the roof. For example within the attic of a house, or the creation of first floor accommodation within a barn conversion 
    • attaching new signage to a listed building. Your listed building section drawings must show how you will attach the sign 
  • Existing and proposed site plans; needed if your application is: 
    • to amend a condition that refers to internal alterations 
    • to establish whether a development or certain use was lawful (we will need to understand what was onsite previously and what it onsite now) 
  • Roof plan; needed if your application is to; 
    • carry out a development that is located on the roof 
    • carry out a development that relates to alteration to a roof line 
    • amend a condition that refers to amending a roof line 
    • discharge a condition that refers to amending a roof line 
    • remove or vary a condition that refers to amending a roof line 
  • Site block plan; needed if your applications is to; 
    • amend a condition that refers amending the site set up 
    • establish whether a development or certain use was lawful (we will need to understand what was onsite previously and what it onsite now) 
  • Site levels; needed if your application is to  
    • is to amend a condition that refers to site levels 
    • is to discharge a condition that refers to site levels 
    • is to remove or vary a condition that refers to site levels 
    • is a proposal where there is a change in levels which would have a material effect in the locality 
  • Supporting information and photos; you can submit any supporting documents and  to help explain or justify your application