skip to main content

Accessibility and Display Options

Choose accessibility and display settings
Text Preferences
Colour Schemes
Save Close

Cookie preferences

We and our partners use technologies such as cookies on our site to enhance your user experience, personalise content and analyse our traffic.

Accept the recommended settings to consent to the use of this technology on our site.

To change your consent choices at any time please use the toggles below.

For further details, see our Cookie Policy

Accept recommended settings

Essential cookies

Essential cookies enable core functionality such as page navigation and access to secure areas. The website cannot function properly without these cookies; they can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.

Performance cookies

Performance cookies help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage (for example, which of our pages are most frequently visited).

Save and Close


You are here: Home / Planning / Applications And Advice

Protocol for dealing with variations to planning permissions


On 1 October 2009, the Government introduced regulations for approval to minor (non-material) amendments to planning permissions.  See this form and advice below for making your application. Pending more Government advice, we will continue to handle these applications in the same way as before using the following criteria.

Criteria for assessing minor amendments

The key tests for accepting a change to an approved scheme under the minor amendment procedure are:

If none of these tests are positive, a proposal is likely to be dealt with as a 'minor amendment', though each request will be considered on its merit. To provide a legal basis for such minor amendments in the future, Counsel opinion is that this condition is added future planning permissions: "The development hereby permitted shall be carried out strictly in accordance with the drawings [x y z] subject to such minor amendments to the detailed design of the development as may be approved in writing under this condition by the Local Planning Authority."'

Material changes that cannot be dealt with as minor amendments

These material changes cannot be dealt with as minor amendments and you must submit a new planning application. Here are some examples:

This list is not comprehensive and each 'minor amendment' request will be considered on its merit.


You must apply on the new minor amendment 1App form External Hyperlink which you can also print. This must be accompanied by a schedule and plan detailing proposed amendments. You can see guidance notes External Hyperlink and get help completing the form  External Hyperlink.


Contact us on, visit the Civic Offices or write us at The Civic Offices, Civic Way, Fareham PO16 7AZ.

Back to top of page Back to Top How to get here
Fareham Borough Council, Civic Offices, Civic Way, Hampshire, PO16 7AZ
Tel: +44 (0) 1329 236100 | Mobile Text/Photo: 07876 131415
RSS Feeds