Permission in principle
Permission in principle is an alternative way of obtaining planning permission for housing-led development.
Published: 7 January 2021
Last updated: 19 January 2021
Permission in principle is an alternative way of obtaining planning permission for housing-led development. It separates the consideration of matters of principle for the proposed development from the technical detail of the development.
The permission in principle consent route has two stages.
The first stage (permission in principle) establishes whether a site is suitable in principle.
The second stage (technical details consent) is when the detailed development proposals are assessed.
Making an application
It is not currently possible to apply online via the Planning Portal for this type of application.
Applications for Technical Details Consent based on a granted Permission in Principle should be submitted as a Full Planning Permission with details of the related Permission in Principle provided in the description.