I am urgently trying to establish the sanctity of planning conditions after the development has been completed. I have a situation where at the time of the development a condition was applied which in the current day would not be legally authorised. So just to use an example if I built a house and the condition was that my front door must be constructed of oak could any subsequent owner owner replace the door as he wished or would he have to apply for planning permission? So the question is really do planning conditions only apply during the Planning process and fall on completion or do they carry on applying ? I realise that during development applications to vary/remove can be applied for under TCPA 1990 s73 but cant find anything re post completion
Planning conditions are imposed in different ways, and have different levels of seriousness.
An application to vary (or for post factum approval) might be made. After completion, some conditions will remain in place, others are satisfied during the development.
I suspect that there is an increasing movement toward laissez faire, but, if it isn't already obvious, I really do know only the barest minimum about planning.