Outline Planning Permission and Reserved Matters
Advice about outline planning permission and reserved matters
'Outline planning permission' allows for a decision to be made on the general principles, or 'outline', of how a site is proposed to be developed. It's granted subject to conditions that need the subsequent approval of one or more 'reserved matters'.
Reserved matters are those aspects of a proposed development which an applicant can choose not to submit details of when making an outline planning application, (ie they can be 'reserved' for a later determination/decision).
The Planning Practice Guidance pages on the GOV.UK website have answers to many common questions, including:
- What is an Outline Planning Application?
- What are Reserved Matters?
- Is there a time limit for making an application for approval of Reserved Matters?
- What details need to be submitted with an Outline Planning application?
- Can details of Reserved Matters be submitted with an Outline Planning application?