Ownership certificates and agricultural land declaration
Some consents may have to be obtained separate from planning permission in order to complete and operate a development lawfully
Published: 24 December 2020
Last updated: 19 January 2021
Planning applications must be accompanied by a certificate confirming either that the applicant is the sole owner of all the land, or that notice has been served on all owners and tenants.
Make sure you sign the relevant certificate (A, B, C or D). Failure to sign the relevant certificate will result in an application not being validated.
Which certificate to complete
If you are the sole owner of the land, complete certificate A.
You should complete certificate B if:
- you are the sole owner, but the red line includes foundations of adjoining properties. (You must serve notice on each of the owners)
- you are not the owner of the land
If you know the name of some, but not all the land owners, you should complete certificate C.You must serve notice on each of the owners. For unknown owners, you must advertise the application in the local newspaper.
If you cannot trace any of the owners, you should complete certificate D. You will also need to advertise the application in the local newspaper.