Lawful Development Certificates (LDC's)
What is a lawful development certificate?
There are 2 types of lawful development certificate. A local planning authority can grant a certificate confirming that:
(a) an existing use of land, or some operational development, or some activity being carried out in breach of a planning condition, is lawful for planning purposes under section 191 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; or
(b) a proposed use of buildings or other land, or some operations proposed to be carried out in, on, over or under land, would be lawful for planning purposes under section 192 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
Here at Atrium Planning Consultants we can offer expert advice on whether obtaining an LDC or going through the standard planning permission route is best. No matter what you are changing on your property or if it’s new land to be developed on, you need to check it can lawfully be done so. We are here to assist and help you choose the correct route so you obtain the outcome you desire.
With expert help every step of the way we can guide you no matter whether you need planning permission or help obtaining an LDC. Lawful Development Certificates are the easier route when possible as they confirm that land is already suitable and fulfills the legal requirements for further construction or development.
Lawful Development Certificates give you peace of mind as once obtained they prove you had legal rights to develop even if the guidelines for planning should be changed in future. It also allows you to sell on the land or property including the LDC which is a huge bonus for any developer buying land or property.
Atrium Planning Consultants are experts in all areas of dealing and applying for Lawful Development Certificates, our previous experience in local government and councils has given us unique insight into exactly what is required which allows us to pass that knowledge on to our clients. This is one of the many reasons we believe that if you are looking for Lawful Development Certificates in Swansea or anywhere else in the surrounding areas, Atrium Planning Consultants are perfectly suited to offer you the expert advice required on any planning or development issue.
Our Royal Town Planning Town Institute (RTPI) accredited consultants offer advice on both of the above and can advise you on the most suitable course of action.