Lawful Development Certificates – you tell me!
Please Note: This is a 2009 blog post to local authorities about how best to use Lawful Development Certificates.
If you’ve arrived via Google or another search engine looking for basic information about a Lawful Development Certificate and what they do, you can find this information on the Planning Portal.
I had a very interesting conversation yesterday re the use of Lawful development certificates. More accurately the chat was mostly about how they could be used far more than they are currently. With my CLG hat firmly on we are trying hard to deliver an understandable planning process and reduce the burden on citizens who wish to make improvements to their homes.
In particular we’re tasked under Killian Pretty to improve the information available to citizens via LPA websites and specifically around the question “Do I need Planning Permission”.
I’d be very interested to know your opinions on the role of LDCs and the pros and cons from a user or LPA perspective.