When is an Additional Environmental Approval required?

A planning permission with a time limit for implementation between 23 March 2020 and 19 August 2020 will only benefit from the statutory extension to 1 May 2021 where Additional Environmental Approval is granted by the local planning authority (or deemed to be granted).

Who can apply for an Additional Environmental Approval?

An application for Additional Environmental Approval can be made by or on behalf of any person with an interest in the land to which the relevant planning permission relates.

Is there a fee to apply for an Additional Environmental Approval?

There is no fee required for an application for Additional Environmental Approval.

How should an application for Additional Environmental Approval be submitted?

Applications must be made in writing and submitted electronically to planning@rother.gov.uk

What information does an applicant need to provide to enable a local planning authority to determine whether Additional Environmental Approval should be granted?

Applicants should provide details of:

  • The planning permission to which the application relates
  • The condition(s) which set out the time limit(s) for implementation
  • Any condition(s) or other agreements which relate to environmental mitigation or enhancement measures
  • Whether the original permission was subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment and/or a Habitats Regulation Assessment, or screening for either type of assessment

Further information

For further information relating to the extension of certain planning permissions please see the guidance published by the Ministry of Housing & Local Government