Certificate of Lawfulness - G Herbert Banks

Certificates of Lawfulness take a variety of forms and can be utilised to confirm that works done are lawful or do not require planning consent.

Additionally, where there has been a breach of planning control or a condition, there is an opportunity to apply for a certificate if the breach has occurred for the required time limit.

With sufficient evidence we have had success achieving certificates of lawfulness for breaches of planning conditions or buildings without consent.

The most common examples would be the erection of a building without consent or breach of a condition on an existing consent, such as an agricultural occupancy condition, which can be made immune from enforcement via this route.