Record of Allerdale Borough Council Planning Department (from the planning application data available on the planning portal).
Number of Non-Material Applications = 142 (since on-line records began)
Number withdrawn or cancelled = 16
Number Approved = 126
Number Rejected = 0
Approval rate = 100%
The reasons for such a high success rate are a matter of speculation: the simplest explanation is that the amendments are so simple and transparently “non-material” that no one could possibly dispute their status. The full list of approve non-material amendments (below) does indeed have a significant number of applications which fall into that category. It is however impossible to judge the rigour of the “non-material” test applied.
If the lack of challenge (to the non-material to material amendment boundary) is indeed the reason for the 100% approval rate then considering an amendment which is clearly more “material” than adding a drawing number or changing a boundary wall to a fence clearly requires a different set of skills from the Planning Department and they should decide, wisely, to leave that responsibility to the Development Panel.
Vivian Carr Dovenby
Proposed Development (from Planning Portal)
Non-material amendment to planning permission 2/2010/0620 to include various alterations to windows and reduction of roof pitch.
Amendment for the relocation of a section of the proposed wall back onto the existing footings
Non-material amendment to application 2/2010/0642 to show corner stones on side elevations and dormer windows moved inline with walls.
Non-material amendment to planning permission 2/2010/0620 to include additional patio window to south west elevation, black window frames and fascias and extend footprint beneath garage.
Non Material Amendment to 2/2010/0456 to alter windows and velux
Non-material amendment to alter Plot 7 house type E, Plots 3 and 4 house type C and Plot 12 house type C1.
Non material amendment to 2/2010/0329 for additional door to rear
Amendment to proposed roof material
Non-material amendments to approved application 2/2009/0836 to include alterations to walls and windows.
Amended street lamp design
Minor amendment to application 2/2009/0418 to amend the size of the substation
Amendment to proposed external materials
Non material amendment to approved application 2/2009/0103 to alter windows and doors and addtion of flue vent
Amendment for re design of porch and ramp to entrance door
Non-material amendment to approved application 2/2007/0076 to amend design of sub-station control building
Non-material amendment to include drawing number condition to planning approval 2/2007/0075.
Amendment to external materials from facing brickwork to a mixture of facing brickwork & white roughcast render
Non material amendment to application 2/2009/0103 to render south elevation of wall
Non-material amendment to planning application 2/2012/0328 to alter wall to fence
Non material amendment to planning approval 2/2012/0115. Alterations to window
Non-material amendment to planning approval 2/2012/0058. Alterations to proposed window sizes, positioning and numbers. Installation of front door in proposed archway.
Non-material amendment to planning approval 2/2011/0890 to allow additional openings to amenity block
Non-material amendment to planning approval 2/2011/0849 to reposition window to front elevation
Non-material amendment to planning approval 2/2011/0837 to allow a reduction in length to the extension and extension to the canopy
Non material amendment to planning approval 2/2011/0375 to allow internal and external alterations.
Non material amendment to planning application 2/2010/0705 to amend porch door to solid oak and amend design
Non-material amendment to planning approval 2/2010/0621 to allow alterations to conservatory
Non material amendment to planning application 2/2009/0871 to amend window from velux to dormer above garage
Non material amendment to add drawing number condition to list all approved documents on 2/2009/0152
Non-material amendment to planning approval 2/2009/0089 to amend blocks and render to brick
Non-material amendment to planning approval 2/2008/0510 for the addition of a drawing number condition
Non material amendment to 2/2008/0219 to alter position of garage block
Non material amendment to planning approval 2/2006/0026 to position chimney externally on side elevation
Non-material amendment to 2/2004/1230 to enlarge garages and include windows in elevations
Non-material amendment to include drawing number condition to to planning approval 2/1996/0455
Non-material amendment to include drawing number condition to planning approval 2/1991/0828
Non-material amendments to planning approval 2/2010/0523 to alter location of rainwater pipes, change type of cycle rack, curved parapet to Isel Road elevation to be powder coated aluminium in colour to match windows and details provided of proposed external glazed balustrade
Non material amendment to planning approval 2/2012/0836 to amend profiled sheets to dark green
Non-material amendment for the addition of PPC single door to South East elevation
Non material amendment to planning application 2/2012/0750 to change stone finish to render
Non-material amendment to planning approval 2/2012/0618 to alter the construction details
Non-material amendment to planning approval 2/2012/0564 to amend glazing and panels, addition of rooflight and alteration to roof pitch and shape
Non-material amendment to planning approval 2/2012/0534 to omit the depressed gable, northern gable bathroom window and canopy over garage.
Non-material amendment to planning application 2/2012/0491 to amend chimney stack
Non-Material amendment to planning approval 2/2012/0374 to alter pv panel array to south west elevation and re-location of wood burner flue to north east elevation
Non-material amendment to planning application 2/2012/0314 to alter windows and doors
Non-material amendment to approval 2/2012/0249 to allow relocation of proposed new entrance
Non-material amendment to planning approval 2/2010/0357 to amend position of roof lights and amend roof line
Non-material amendment to approval 2/2010/0254 to change window material on south, east and west elevations from timber to white upvc and replacement of 2 slit windows on south elevation with a french door.
Non material amendment to planning approval 2/2009/0172 to install UPVC heritage windows
Non-material amendment to planning approval 2/2008/0290 to create french doors in south facing wall
Non-material amendment to planning approval 2/2007/0244 to allow alterations to door and window, elevation changes
Non-material amendment to add drawing numbers condition to 2/2006/1102
Non-material amendment to planning application 2/1993/0565 to alter windows and doors, addition of rooflights and retention of existing chimney
Non material amendment to planning application 2/2011/0890 to rotate the building by 90 degrees and extending the roof over the decking area
Application form non-material amendment following grant of permission for approval 2/1993/0565 to rearrange fenestration and doors to side and rear, rearrange rooflights and new flue to wood pellet boiler.
Application for non material amendment to Planning Approval 2/2013/0598 for the addition of a door and movement of windows on the rear elevation
Juliette door barrier to be made up of toughened glass instead of vertical bars
Non-material ammendment on planning application 2/2013/0394 to amend roofing material from green cement to grey tin sheets
Non-material amendment to include the addition of soil and vent pipe, fan terminals, slate vents and balanced flue terminal to planning approval 2/2013/0358
Non-material amendment to enlarge existing window opening for planning application 2/2013/0292
Application for a non material amendment to Planning Approval 2/2013/0224 for additional brickwork to external walls to the front conservatory and larger window to utility room to rear extension with internal WC to be removed.
Non material amendment for part removal and rebuild of part of east elevation wall.
Non material amendment for addition of mezzanine area and minor external door modifications
Non material amendment to planning application 2/2012/0926 for french doors and juliette balcony
Non material amendment to planning application 2/2012/0912 to relocate a door and a window
Non-material amendment to 2/2012/0878 to re-site access door from left side to right side of North East Elevation
Non material amendment for provision of additional window to basement storey of C+ & C++ house types and change render/brickwork of E type houses.
Non material amendment for provision of additional window to basement story of C+ & C++ house types and change render/ brickwork of E type houses.
Non-material amendment to planning approval 2/2012/0147 for the insertion of 4 velux rooflights to match existing rooflights
Non material amendment to planning approval 2/2011/0614 to amend front wall from recovered barrow twirl bricks to sandstone.
Non material amendments to dwelling fenestrations relating to 2/2010/0863
Non material amendment to planning application 2/2008/0987 to alter window
Non material amendment to planning approval 2/2007/1289 change of window frames from timber to UPVC, change external doors to UPVC except front door which will be wood effect composite door. Installation of two velux windows & installlation of solar system & solar water heater
Non Material Amendment to approval 2/2010/0523
Application for non material amendment to 2/2014/0087 for installation of patio doors and screen to kitchen and window into lounge
Non material amendment for alterations to window/door design to planning approval 2/2013/0809
Non-material amendment to remove rooflights and change roofing material from tile to slate
Non-material amendment for removal of soil vent pipe from the front roof slope and provision of 1 no. additional velux window in the rear roof slope
Application for Non Material Amendments of Planning Approval 2/2013/0605 to introduce 4no fire doors, omit the out of hours classroom, reduce some window/door sizes and simplify the external materials
Non-material amendment to 2/2013/0484 to amend roof, providing overhang to rear elevation
Non material amendment to planning approval 2/2013/0482 for addition of high level windows to clear storey and re-positioning of louvres. Statuary sub station at entrance.
Application for a non material amendment to change roof design from hipped end to straight gable and installation of flush fitting roof light at ridge level.
Application for non material amendment to Plot 1 including the conversion of garage into an additional bedroom and assisted wc/shower room
Application for a non material amendment to planning approval 2/2013/0287 for the installation of velux windows to sunroom
Non-material amendment to allow alteration of the car park and setting down area.
Non-material amendment to change external apperance from render to brick to match existing
Application for Non Material Amendment to amend the porch and enclose first floor terrace area
Non-material amendments to remove, add or enlarge some windows in relation to approval 2/2012/0736
Non-material Ammendment to planning approval 2/2012/0522 for various works
Non-Material amendment to place solar panels on south elevation
Non-material amendment to add condition stating approved plan numbers. Drawing: 0461/01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08a
Non-material amendment for planning approval 2/2010/0523 to replace timber effect louvres with powder coated on the north and east elevation
Non material amendment to number 73 to convert garage to bedroom
Application for non material amendment to Plot 83 including the conversion of garage into an additional bedroom
Non-material amendment to planning approval 2/2014/0631
Non-material amemdment to Planning Approval 2/2014/0468 for site optimisation work.
Application for non material amendment to Planning Approval 2/2014/0441 to changewhite UPVC windows to black UPVC
Application for non-material amendment to change external door design
Non material amendment to planning approval 2/2014/0192 for the alteration of proposed detached garage and change doors of detached garage from two single doors to one double door.
Application for non-material alteration of Planning Approval 2/2014/0176 for the alterations and re-arrangement of window and door openings.
Non-material amendment to approval 2/2014/0155 to lower all window and door openings to both ground floor and first floor
Non-material amendment sought to remove windows from side elevation and add additional velux style windows to rear elevation
Application for a non-material amendment to Planning Approval 2/2013/0662 to alter the size of gable window.
Application for Non Material Alterations to Planning Approval 2/2013/0603 to reposition windows and sizes, relocate door to garage and flue in-lieu of chimney - Plot 2 only
Non-material amendment for the reduction in size to pump station.
Canine hydrotherapy pool
Non-material amendment to change roof materials
Non material amendment to planning approval 2/2004/0846 for alterations to master bedroom and ensuite.
Non material amendment to Planning Approval 2/2015/0291 for the relocation of a booth window.
Non-Material amendments to reduce size of roof windows on planning approval 2/2015/0214
Non- material amendment to planning approval 2/2015/0035
Non-material amendment for changes to the rear extension
Non-material amendment for a change in window colour from wood effect to anthracite
Application for a non-material amendment to planning approval 2/2014/0717 to amend the south elevation from patio doors and a window to folding/sliding doors
Non- Material amendment to planning approval 2/2014/0638
Non-material amendment to 2/2014/0610 for alteration to the garage at Plot 2 only.
Non material amendment to planning approval 2/2014/0335 for the addition of a juliette balcony on rear elevation in place of window
Non material amendment to planning approval 2/2014/0303 to add an external door to the rear elevation of the garage
Non-material amendment to planning approval 2/2014/0262 for changes to door on balcony
Non- Material amendment to planning approval 2/2014/0146 for extension to provide larger kitchen and living room
Non-material amendment on planning approval 2/2014/0127
Non-material amendment to alter the position of the kitchen extract installation outlet.
Non-material amendment to approval 2/2013/0633
Non material amendment to garage roof on planning approval 2/2013/0333
Non-material amendment to add drawing number condition to approval 2/2004/1174
Non-material amendment to roof and lintel materials on original approval 2/2013/0396