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Is it lawful for a local planning authority to impose a Grampian condition?

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Published on LexisPSL on 08/03/2018

The following Planning Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Is it lawful for a local planning authority to impose a Grampian condition?
  • What are Grampian conditions?
  • When are planning conditions lawful?
  • When are Grampian conditions lawful?

Is it lawful for a local planning authority to impose a Grampian condition?

What are Grampian conditions?

Grampian conditions are named after the decision in Grampian Regional Council v City of Aberdeen. They are conditions subject to which planning permission is granted (possibly relating to land not within the planning applicant’s ownership), which are negatively worded and restrict implementation of the planning permission, in whole or in part, until some event has occurred. For example, in Menston Action Group v City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, the local planning authority (LPA) granted planning permission for a housing development subject to a condition stating that 'development shall not begin until a surface

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