Lawful Development Certificate

In some cases, a change of use or other development can become lawful through passage of time even if it does not have formal planning consent. Similarly, there are some instances where express planning permission may not be required for a development. The Local Planning Authority’s confirmation of the lawfulness of a use or development whether existing or proposed can be obtained via a Lawful Development Certificate. We can provide advice on the requirements for making such a claim and assistance in securing a certificate.