Planning Act 2008: Guidance on Changes to Development Consent Orders

This guidance covers the procedures for making a change to a Development Consent Order under the Planning Act 2008 ("the 2008 Act").

The guidance states that the nature of large scale nationally significant infrastructure projects means it is likely that changes will be needed to the project either before construction of the project begins or during the construction process. Where such changes are not covered by the Development Consent Order that has been granted for the project, an application will need to be made for a formal change to the Order.

This guidance covers the two types of change that may be made to a Development Consent Order (non-material or material) and the procedures for making such changes. The procedures on material changes also apply where an application is made to revoke a Development Consent Order. The guidance has been produced following the Infrastructure Act 2015 (which amended the 2008 Act) and the subsequent 2015 amendments to The Infrastructure Planning (Changes to, and Revocation of, Development Consent Orders) Regulations 20112 . Part 2 of the 2011 Regulations also covers the procedural requirements in cases where it is proposed to revoke a Development Consent Order, but revocation of consents is not covered by this guidance.

Date: December 2015 Date of publication

Author: DCLG

This item updates DCP section 5.13

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