Current Major Developments
Major Developments can be defined as either:
- Large scale Major Developments
A large scale major development is one where the number of residential units to be constructed is 200 or more or where the floor space to be built is 10,000 square metres or more, or where the site area is 2 hectares or more. Where the number of residential units or floor area proposed to be constructed is not given in the application a site area of 4 hectares or more should be used as the definition of a major development.
- Small scale Major Developments
A small scale major development is one where the number of residential units to be constructed is between 10 and 199 (inclusive) and where the floor space to be built is 1,000 square metres and up to 9,999 square metres or where the site area is 1 hectare and less than 2 hectares. Where the number of dwellings to be constructed or floor area proposed is not given in the application a site area of 0.5 hectare and less than 4 hectares should be used as the definition of a small scale major development.
Major planning applications are given 13 weeks in which to be determined as they are more complex and usually require a greater level of consultation and negotiation.
A list of current applications for proposed major developments can be viewed online:
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