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Q. How long does planning permission last for?

A. The time period of a planning permission is variable.

Temporary permissions

In some circumstances planning permission can be granted for a temporary period which can be because a temporary structure or use of land is being applied for.

Majority of permissions

In the majority of cases permission is granted for a 3 year period which commences from the date that the Council grants planning permission.

Making a start

It is only necessary to make start (i.e. to ‘implement’) the development within the 3 year period and there are no limitations on when the work has to be completed.